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Accident: 14269336 - Employee'S Arms Burned In Electrical Flash Fire

Accident: 14269336 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 08/23/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11354930709/16/20031731O'Mahoney & Sons Electrical, Inc.
On August 23, 2003, Employee #1 was installing a trough extension to make room for additional wiring. He took the cover off and was lifting and separating the 750 mcm wiring at the same time when a flash occurred. Employee #1 sustained first- and second-degree burns on his arms, for which he was hospitalized. He did not know that there were two splices in the cable and that they had split.
Keywords: burn, installing, electrical, electric cable, electrician, fire, construction, electrical work, arm, electrical splice
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 113549307 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Other

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