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Accident: 170191050 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Circuit Breaker

Accident: 170191050 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 05/10/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11204055505/14/19913511Difko Administration Us Inc
An assistant manager was working for a company that operates wind turbines to produce electric energy. Monitoring equipment showed a problem with a 480-volt circuit breaker at one of the turbines. The employee went to the circuit breaker location and removed a plate from the front of the circuit breaker. He was inspecting the circuit breaker and checking the size of the retaining bolt with an allen wrench. An electrical fault occurred in the rear of the cabinet, and the ensuing electric arc burned the employee. His clothing ignited, and he received third-degree burns. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, electrical, electrical work, e ptd, circuit breaker, elec utility work, electrical fault, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112040555 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Managers and administrators, n.e.c

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