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Accident: 14300891 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Circuit Breaker

Accident: 14300891 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 03/24/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10591935103/25/19871731American Electric Co Ltd
AN ELECTRICIAN WAS TROUBLESHOOTING A PROBLEM WITH AN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. A MALFUNCTION HAD DEVELOPED IN THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, STOPPING THE PLANT FROM OPERATING. THE ELECTRICIAN INITIATED THE SYSTEM START UP SEQUENCE; AND, WHEN THE SECOND SCREEN WAS ENERGIZED, IT STARTED TO HUM. THE ELECTRICIAN OPENED THE CIRCUIT BREAKER AND CHECKED THE MANUAL CONTACT SWITCH. HE THEN REASSEMBLED THE SWITCH AND RECLOSED THE BREAKER. WHEN THE ELECTRICIAN CLOSED THE MANUAL SWITCH, THE SUPPLY SIDE OF THE CIRCUIT BREAKER EXPLODED. THE ELECTRICIAN WAS BURNED ON HIS FACE, CHEST, AND HAND.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, e gi iii, electrical, electrician, electrical work, circuit breaker, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105919351 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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