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Accident: 170591309 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Bus

Accident: 170591309 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/04/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12595828006/27/19954911Southern California Edison
A test technician for an electric utility was testing voltages on a three-phase, 480-volt bus as part of a future equipment modification. He was using an MP-10 multifunction power meter, but was not wearing rubber insulating gloves. As he connected the meter leads to the bus, an electrical fault occurred. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee, and he was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, e gi ii, elec protect equip, electric arc, electrical, electrician, electrical work, lockout, test equipment, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125958280 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Electrical and electronic technicians

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