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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14354526 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Panelboard

Accident: 14354526 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 03/28/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11014235303/29/19914911Tampa Power Corp.
An electrician was assigned to replace old 480-volt circuit breakers. The panelboard on which he was working was not completely deenergized. While the electrician was removing a circuit breaker, a fault involving one of the busbars developed. The electric arc and resulting fire burned the employee. He sustained third-degree burns over 80 percent of his body. The employee died after about 1 month in a hospital.
Keywords: burn, clothing, e gi ii, electric arc, electrical, electrician, electrical work, circuit breaker, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110142353 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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