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Accident: 170167852 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Test Equipment

Accident: 170167852 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 06/12/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12590701406/26/19977629Turn Key Electric
An electrician foreman and an electrician were at a mobile home park on a trouble call. They were troubleshooting a transformer. They checked the transformer secondary with a meter and noticed a fluctuation. The foreman decided to check the primary side with the meter. The meter failed and caused a three-phase fault on the transformer primary. The ensuing electric arc burned both employees. The foreman died a week later as a result of multiple complications from thermal cutaneous burns. (The other injured employee was not listed on an injury line on the original form.)
Keywords: burn, e gi ii, electric arc, electrical, electrician, electrical work, equipment failure, test equipment, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125907014 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.

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