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Accident: 14352256 - Burns - Arc Resulting From Short Circuit

Accident: 14352256 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 05/10/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
116075305/10/19841731Cleveland Consolidated, Inc.
AN EMPLOYEE WAS TIGHTENING A LEG ON THE SECONDARY SIDE OF A 200-AMPERE DISCONNECT IN AN ITE IMPERIAL CORPORATION F354 VACU-BREAK SWITCH. THE UNSECURED CENTER PHASE CABLE CONTACTED ONE OF THE OTHER PHASES, CREATING AN ELECTRIC ARC. THE ARC IGNITED THE EMPLOYEE'S CLOTHING, BURNING HIS FACE, CHEST, ARMS, AND ABDOMEN. HE DIED AS RESULT OF HIS INJURIES. TWO OTHER EMPLOYEES WORKING IN THE AREA WERE ALSO INJURED.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, electrical, e ptd, elec utility work, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1160753 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 1160753 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians
3 1160753 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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