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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170272025 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Bus Duct

Accident: 170272025 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 09/13/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11613849609/13/19993613Square D Company
An electrical worker was reading voltages and checking phase rotations on a newly installed three-phase bus duct. He was working from a plastic extension ladder. An electrical fault occurred, and the ensuing electric arc burned the employee, mostly on the front side of his body. He died from his injuries.
Keywords: burn, e gi ii, electric arc, electrical, ppe, electrical testing, electrician, electrical work, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116138496 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical and electronic technicians

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