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Accident: 170174585 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Circuit Breaker

Accident: 170174585 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 07/11/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11198601408/22/19917629General Electric Co., Apparatus Service Dept.
TWO EMPLOYEES WERE TROUBLESHOOTING A GENERAL ELECTRIC BUS TIE (MODEL NO. AKRT-7D-50H). THEY WERE RACKING THE BUS TIE BREAKER IN AND OUT OF A LARGE TRANSFORMER UNIT TO DETERMINE WHY IT WOULD NOT CLOSE. AFTER TWO TRIES, THE BREAKER WOULD STILL NOT CLOSE. ON THE THIRD TRY, AN ELECTRICAL FAULT OCCURRED. THE EMPLOYEES WERE BURNED BY THE ENSUING ELECTRIC ARC. THEY WERE HOSPITALIZED FOR THEIR INJURIES.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, e gi iii, electrical, electrician, electrical work, circuit breaker, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111986014 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians
2 111986014 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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