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Accident: 170165542 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Test Instrument

Accident: 170165542 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 10/31/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11198404311/19/19911731Ferrell Electric Inc
AN ELECTRICIAN FOR AN ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR WAS TESTING AN ENERGIZED 480-VOLT, 600-AMPERE ELECTRIC CIRCUIT USING AN INSTRUMENT TO CHECK FOR PROPER IMPEDANCE. AS HE SWITCHED THE INSTRUMENT TO A SECOND SETTING, AN ELECTRICAL FAULT OCCURRED. THE RESULTING ELECTRIC ARC CAUSED SECOND DEGREE BURNS TO THE EMPLOYEE'S HANDS, ARMS, CHEST, AND FACE.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, electrical, electrical testing, e gi vii, electrician, electrical work, test equipment, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111984043 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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