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Accident: 170166987 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Test Instrument

Accident: 170166987 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/03/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11197894607/15/19914931Southern California Edison
A power line worker was working in an underground vault, checking one conductor on a 12-kilovolt, 600-ampere, three-phase circuit to determine if his test equipment was operating properly. A small amount of water trapped on the protective cover of the test equipment caused an electrical fault. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee. He was hospitalized for about 2 weeks with second- and third-degree burns on his hands and face.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrical, power line worker, test equipment, e ptd, undrgrd installation, elec utility work, electrical fault, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111978946 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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