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Accident: 14453252 - Burn - Voltmeter Failed

Accident: 14453252 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 05/05/1980
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1445325205/05/19803612Northland Lumber Co
Two electricians were checking a fuse box in response to a report of overvoltage in a plant. The fuse box was energized at a voltage higher than the rating of the voltmeter they were using. When they tested the fuse box with the voltmeter, the meter failed. The ensuing electric arc burned both employees over the upper portion of their bodies. The employees were hospitalized for their injuries.
Keywords: burn, clothing, e gi v, electric arc, electrical, electrical testing, electrician, electrical work, test equipment, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14453252 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Electricians
2 14453252 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Electricians

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