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Accident: 170209316 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Panelboard

Accident: 170209316 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 10/16/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11179821110/26/19921731Rosendin Electric Inc.
AN EMPLOYEE WAS INSTALLING A CIRCUIT BREAKER FOR A NEW MANLIFT AT A CONSTRUCTION JOBSITE. THE BREAKER WAS BEING INSTALLED IN THE MAIN SUPPLY PANELBOARD, AND THE EMPLOYEE DID NOT DEENERGIZE THE 480-VOLT, THREE-PHASE SYSTEM BEFORE BEGINNING WORK. WHILE HE WAS CHECKING TO SEE IF THE BREAKER WOULD FIT IN THE OPENING, AN ELECTRICAL FAULT OCCURRED. THE ENSUING ELECTRIC ARC BURNED THE EMPLOYEE ON HIS HANDS, ARMS, NECK, AND FACE. HE HAD NOT BEEN WEARING PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT ON HIS HANDS OR HIS FACE. THE EMPLOYEE WAS HOSPITALIZED, TREATED, AND RELEASED THE SAME DAY.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, e gi iv, electrical, electrician, panelboard, electrical work, circuit breaker, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111798211 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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