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Accident: 170358618 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Motor Control Center

Accident: 170358618 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 04/28/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
A refinery electrician was working in a substation that had undergone extended service. The substation housed a 480-volt motor control center. The motor control center was energized to the busbars where the electrician was installing a circuit breaker. He was not using electrical protective equipment and was not wearing eye protection. An electrical fault occurred, and the ensuing electric arc burned the employee. He sustained severe burns on his face and hands.
Keywords: burn, e gi ii, electric arc, electrical, electrician, electrical work, lockout, substation, circuit breaker, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112130141 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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