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Accident: 170249049 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Metering Equipment

Accident: 170249049 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 03/21/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11159972603/21/19904911Puget Power
An electrical worker was working alone on 480-volt, three-phase metering equipment. He was performing a phase angle test. An electrical fault occurred, and the ensuing electric arc burned the employee. He received flash burns to his eye and first- and second-degree burns to his right hand and wrist. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrical, electrical testing, e gi vii, electrician, electrical work, electric meter, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111599726 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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