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Accident: 170586051 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Circuit Breaker

Accident: 170586051 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 06/29/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11212751908/27/19934911Southern Cal Edison
An electrician was inspecting a bank of 16-kilovolt circuit breakers because of a power failure down the line. Apparently, the employee got too close to the energized parts of the breakers and caused an electrical fault. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee's face and arms. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, clothing, e gi ii, electric arc, electrical, circuit breaker, elec utility work, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112127519 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electricians

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