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Accident: 170079560 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Electrical Bus

Accident: 170079560 -- Report ID: 1055320 -- Event Date: 03/22/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30344062203/23/20001731Sme Inc Of Seattle
Two employees were removing a circuit breaker support panel with the system energized. The panel contacted the 480-volt bus, causing an electrical fault. The ensuing electric arc burned both employees. They were hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns to their faces and arms.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, e gi iv, electrical, electrician, busbar, electrical work, lockout, circuit breaker, electrical fault
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303440622 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians
2 303440622 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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