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Accident: 128287.015 - Employee Incurs Burns By Arc Flash When Installing Jumper

Accident: 128287.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 07/30/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1486538.01508/03/2020Northeast Texas Power, Ltd
At 3:00 p.m. on July 30, 2020, an employee was elevated in a bucket truck to ins tall a jumper across a floater. The employee received an arc flash when he attem pted to connect the power to a grounded circuit. The employee sustained 2nd degr ee burns to his face, chest and arm. The employee was hospitalized for treatmen t.
Keywords: arm, bucket elevator, burn, chest, electric arc, face, fire, installing, smoke, truck
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Maintenance or repair  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1486538.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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