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Accident: 14295034 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Switch

Accident: 14295034 -- Report ID: 0355119 -- Event Date: 02/15/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10566766102/17/19892435Erath Veneer Corporation Of Virginia
An employee went to his workstation to start a conveyer. He pushed the start button, but the conveyer did not start. He then noticed the service switch was open. He reached up with his right hand and pushed the switch handle to close it. An electrical fault occurred, and the ensuing electric arc burned the employee on the heel of his right hand and wrist. The employee was treated at a hospital for first- and second-degree burns. He was hospitalized for observation.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrical, electric switch, e gi vii, equipment failure, electrical fault, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105667661 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Crushing and grinding machine operators

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