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Accident: 14203822 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Electrolytic Cell Line

Accident: 14203822 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 06/30/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
306914306/30/19863334Reynolds Metal Company
Two electricians were connecting electrolytic cells to a cell line. The 640-volt, direct current cell line remained energized while the employees were working. As they were installing a cell on the south side of the cell line, one of them brought a metal tool they were using into contact with a cell on the north side of cell line. This caused an electrical fault. The ensuing electric arc severely burned the two employees. They were hospitalized for their injuries.
Keywords: burn, e gi v, electric arc, electrical, insulated tool, electrician, electrical work, electrolytic cell, electrical fault, hand tool
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3069143 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians
2 3069143 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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