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Accident: 14444996 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Switchboard

Accident: 14444996 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 10/07/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1525073110/07/19868221Virginia Commonwealth University - Mcv Hospital
Four electricians and one apprentice were installing a circuit breaker (Westinghouse SPB 100 Systems Pow-R-Breaker) into a dead-front switchboard (Westinghouse Pow-R-Gear Model No. 917517) located in the subbasement of a hospital. The circuit breaker created an electrical fault when it contacted the energized bus at the rear of the switchboard. The ensuing electric arc started a fire. Employees #1 and #2 sustained first degree burns on their faces and arms and suffered from smoke inhalation. Employees #3, #4, and #5 suffered from smoke inhalation. All five employees were hospitalized for their injuries.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, e gi iv, electrical, switchboard, electrician, electrical work, lockout, electrical fault, smoke inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15250731 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Electricians' apprentices
2 15250731 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians
3 15250731 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Electricians
4 15250731 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Electricians
5 15250731 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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