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Accident: 14486484 - Burns - Electrical Fault On Bus Bars

Accident: 14486484 -- Report ID: 0215600 -- Event Date: 12/03/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10062119212/04/19864911Consolidated Edison Of New York
TWO EMPLOYEES WERE REMOVING GROUNDS FROM AN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM THAT HAD BEEN REMOVED FROM SERVICE FOR MAINTENANCE. A SHORT CIRCUIT DEVELOPED AT SOME COPPER BUS BARS CAUSING AN ELECTRICAL EXPLOSION. THE HEAT FROM THIS EXPLOSION WAS FATAL TO BOTH EMPLOYEES.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electrical, busbar, e ptd, elec utility work, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100621192 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Power plant operators
2 100621192 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Power plant operators

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