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Accident: 14549489 - Burn - Electrical Fire

Accident: 14549489 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 02/06/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10591833802/10/19871731American Electric Co Ltd
TWO ELECTRICIAN FOREMEN WERE USING A METAL TAPE MEASURE TO TAKE MEASUREMENTS OF A 480-VOLT CIRCUIT BREAKER IN A TRANSFORMER ROOM. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE TAPE CONTACTED ENERGIZED PARTS, CAUSING AN ELECTRIC ARC AND SUBSEQUENT FIRE IN THE TRANSFORMER ROOM. BOTH EMPLOYEES SUSTAINED SECOND DEGREE BURNS FROM THE FIRE.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, e gi iii, electrical, measuring device, fire, circuit breaker
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105918338 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.
2 105918338 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.

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