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Accident: 125740522 - Employee'S Hands Burned In Electrical Flash Fire

Accident: 125740522 -- Report ID: 0950627 -- Event Date: 07/15/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12574052207/19/20021731Fischback & Moore Electric Company
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on July 15, 2002, Employee #1 was trying to fit a coiled cable with an exposed ground wire into the bottom of a Cutler-Hammer Freedom Series 2100 Motor Control Center cabinet. The exposed copper ground wire accidentally contacted the 480-volt bus through a small opening under the cabinet, resulting in a flash fire. Employee #1 sustained burns on both of his hands, and was hospitalized for treatment. The accident occurred at Substation #9 at the Valero Refinery in Benicia, CA.
Keywords: burn, work rules, fire, struck against, busbar, construction, electric conductor, hand, refinery
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Refinery Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125740522 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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