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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14518666 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Circuit Breaker

Accident: 14518666 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 12/06/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1834720302/22/19912499Royal Oak Enterprises, Inc.
A MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN'S HELPER IN A CHARCOAL MANUFACTURING PLANT WAS MEASURING VOLTAGE ON THE LOAD SIDE OF A 125-AMPERE, 600-VOLT CIRCUIT BREAKER. THE CIRCUIT BREAKER EXPLODED AND CAUSED A FIRE IN THE PANELBOARD IN WHICH IT WAS INSTALLED. THE EMPLOYEE WAS BURNED OVER 60 PERCENT OF HIS BODY. HE DIED AS A RESULT OF HIS INJURIES, 7 WEEKS AFTER THE ACCIDENT. THE ACCIDENT WAS WITNESSED BY FOUR OTHER EMPLOYEES, ALL OF WHOM RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES. (HOWEVER, THESE EMPLOYEES WERE NOT INCLUDED ON THE OSHA 170 FORM.)
Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, electrical, e gi vii, electrician, fire, electrical work, circuit breaker, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18347203 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians' apprentices

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