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Accident: 14433726 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Test Equipment

Accident: 14433726 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 07/24/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10389267507/30/19901731R Electric Inc
An electrician was checking the phase rotation on a 480-volt power supply for a new diesel generator plant. He was using an Associated Research rotation tester (Model No. 50, Serial No. 62133), which had the following caution message: "Do Not Use on Live Terminals." When the employee touched the meter leads to the energized incoming cables, the meter failed and caused a three-phase electrical fault. The employee sustained second-degree burns on both hands and on one forearm from the ensuing electric arc. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, electric motor, electric arc, e gi iv, electrical, electrician, electrical work, lockout, test equipment, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103892675 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.

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