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Accident: 170623482 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Electrical Box

Accident: 170623482 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 04/17/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11201686010/08/19961795Aman Environmental Construction, Inc.
Two employees were removing a conduit above a 480-volt electrical box. The employees were cutting the metal conduit with a saw. The metal filings from their cutting fell onto energized terminals inside the box, causing an electrical fault. The ensuing electric arc severely burned one of the employees on both hands. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, e gi iv, electrical, conduit, electrician, electrical work, lockout, electrical box, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112016860 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction trades, n.e.c.

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