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Accident: 14328736 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Circuit Breaker

Accident: 14328736 -- Report ID: 0316300 -- Event Date: 06/01/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10289956406/02/19941799Navy Public Works Center
Three employees were installing a circuit breaker in switchgear in an underground vault. As the employees were racking in the breaker, an electrical fault occurred across the three phases of the breaker. The employees were burned by the ensuing electric arc and fire. One of them died of his injuries; the others were hospitalized. Two additional employees suffered smoke inhalation from the fire.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, electrical, power line worker, e ptd, circuit breaker, elec utility work, electrical fault, smoke inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102899564 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 102899564 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers
3 102899564 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 102899564 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers
5 102899564 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers

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