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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170627236 - Employee Is Burned By Arc Flash

Accident: 170627236 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 12/29/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11991825801/13/20111731Cesar Mendoza Electric
The owner of an electrical contracting firm was replacing a meter in an electrical cabinet. An electrical fault occurred, and the ensuing electric arc burned the firm's owner. Doctors at a hospital treated him for first-degree burns on his hands and face and released him within 6 hours.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, e gi iv, electrical, electrician, electrical work, electric meter, lockout, electrical cabinet, electrical fault
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119918258 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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