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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170391023 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Panelboard

Accident: 170391023 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 09/08/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12535806909/08/19981731Jack W. Justus Enterprises Inc.
An electrician was replacing a circuit breaker on a Zinsco 240/120-volt panelboard when an electrical fault occurred. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee. He was hospitalized with third-degree burns on his chest, the top of his left hand, and the top and palm of his right hand.
Keywords: burn, e gi ii, electric arc, electrical, ppe, electrician, electrical work, lockout, circuit breaker, electrical fault
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125358069 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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