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Accident: 170157630 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Panelboard

Accident: 170157630 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 02/05/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12007645002/05/19963679Networks Electronic Corporation
Two maintenance employees were working on a 480-volt panelboard replacing a 40-ampere circuit breaker with a 70-ampere circuit breaker. An electric arc occurred, and the ensuing electric arc started a fire that burned both employees. They were hospitalized for their injuries.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, e gi iv, electrical, panelboard, electrical work, lockout, circuit breaker, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120076450 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, mechanics and repairers
2 120076450 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations

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