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Accident: 170587935 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Panelboard

Accident: 170587935 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/20/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12016189807/20/19961731Johnson Peltier Electric Contractor
Two electricians were working on a 480-volt, 4000-ampere panelboard. The circuit breaker had been locked out in the trip position. At some point during the work, the circuit breaker closed and energized the panelboard. An electrical fault occurred, and the ensuing electric arc burned both employees. They were hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, e gi iv, electrical, electrician, panelboard, electrical work, lockout, circuit breaker, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120161898 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians
2 120161898 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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