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Accident: 170188254 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Circuit Breaker

Accident: 170188254 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 11/27/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11207571812/10/19921731Cerritos Electric, Inc.
AN INDEPENDENT ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR WAS WORKING INSIDE A 480-VOLT CABINET AT A BEVERAGE COMPANY. AN ELECTRICAL FAULT IN A CIRCUIT BREAKER CAUSED AN ELECTRIC ARC, WHICH SEVERELY BURNED THE EMPLOYEE OVER HIS ENTIRE BODY. THE EMPLOYEE WAS HOSPITALIZED, BUT HE DIED OF HIS INJURIES 26 DAYS AFTER THE ACCIDENT.
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 112075718 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians

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