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Accident: 170587638 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Circuit Breaker

Accident: 170587638 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 09/13/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12590448203/05/19967011Hyatt Newporter
A maintenance worker was replacing a circuit breaker for a 100-ampere, 208-volt, three-phase, four-wire circuit. A screwdriver he was using got caught, and he used another one to try to free it. As he was doing this, he caused an electrical fault. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee. He was hospitalized with second degree burns to both arms and to his face.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, e gi iv, electrical, electrician, electrical work, lockout, circuit breaker, electrical fault, hand tool
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125904482 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Not specified mechanics and repairers

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