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Accident: 170563126 - Burn - Electrical Fault

Accident: 170563126 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 03/07/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12462616903/08/19943312Geneva Steel Rolling Mills Division
An electrician was checking for voltage on a 480-volt circuit breaker located in a pipe mill. He was using a BEHA Unitess 600 voltage tester. As he was using the tester, an electrical fault occurred. The employee was burned on his right hand and on the right side of his face by the ensuing electric arc. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, e gi ii, elec protect equip, electric arc, electrical, electrician, electrical work, test equipment, circuit breaker, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124626169 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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