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Accident: 170005920 - Electric Shock & Burn - Contact With Cable Thru Jack Hammer

Accident: 170005920 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 06/18/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11122500906/21/19931731Snyder Electrical Constructors
AN EMPLOYEE WAS USING A JACKHAMMER TO DRILL A HORIZONTAL HOLE IN A BUILDING FOOTING FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A NEW CONDUIT. THE BIT OF THE JACKHAMMER PENETRATED A 12.5-KV ELECTRIC CABLE, CAUSING AN ELECTRIC ARC AND EXPLOSION. THE ELECTRIC CABLE HAD BEEN LOCATED UP TO THE BUILDING FOOTING, BUT NOT WHERE IT ENTERED THE BUILDING. THEREFORE, ITS LOCATION AS IT ENTERED THE BUILDING WAS UNKNOWN. THE EMPLOYEE SUFFERED BURNS TO BOTH HANDS AND TO HIS ARMS AND FACE. HE WAS TREATED FOR HIS INJURIES AND RELEASED.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrical, electric cable, jackhammer, e c, electric shock, arm, face, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111225009 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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