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Accident: 170197156 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Air Circuit Breaker

Accident: 170197156 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 04/19/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11175045104/30/19914911Pacific Gas And Electric Company
An auxiliary power plant operator, who was a qualified electrical worker, was working alone, racking in a circuit breaker. He was standing to the rear of the three-phase, 4160-volt, Federal Pacific air circuit breaker when an electrical fault occurred. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee. He was hospitalized with first-, second-, and third-degree burns to his face.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrical, electrician, electrical work, e ptd, circuit breaker, elec utility work, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111750451 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Power plant operators

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