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Accident: 119948255 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Battery Installation

Accident: 119948255 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 05/23/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11994825505/24/20011731Bergelectric Corporation
A journeyman electrician was installing conductors for an uninterruptible power supply system served by a series of DC storage batteries. Apparently, an electrical fault occurred, and the ensuing electric arc burned the employee. He was hospitalized for 7 days with second- and third-degree burns to his face and chest.
Keywords: battery, burn, clothing, electric arc, e gi iv, electrical, electrician, electrical work, lockout, electrical fault
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119948255 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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