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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170402267 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Test Equipment

Accident: 170402267 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 10/09/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10694103210/11/19963542Strippit Inc.
Two employees were troubleshooting electric equipment. They were using test equipment that was not rated for the circuit voltage, and the equipment failed. The ensuing electric arc burned one employee. The other employee experienced hearing loss from the concussive force of the electric arc.
Keywords: burn, e gi v, electric arc, electrical, electrician, electrical work, lockout, test equipment, hearing loss, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106941032 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical and electronic technicians
2 106941032 Non Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Electrical and electronic technicians

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