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Accident: 170631188 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Test Meter

Accident: 170631188 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 11/13/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11986332204/21/19942211Edmund Kim Production Group Inc
An employee was installing two 225-ampere, 480-volt three-phase circuit breakers in a Zinsco 277/480-volt 1600-ampere, UL-listed main panelboard (Model No. 347583, Serial No. 25415-1). The panelboard's cover had been removed, and the circuit breakers had been mounted. The employee used a volt-ohm meter to check out the breakers to ensure that they were working properly. As he applied the meter leads to the supply side of the circuit breaker, the meter failed. (The meter had just been checked and was found to be operating correctly.) The ensuing electric arc burned the employee. He was hospitalized with 70 percent facial and hand burns.
Keywords: burn, e gi ii, electric arc, electrical, electrician, electrical work, test equipment, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119863322 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical and electronic technicians

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