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Accident: 170696181 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Switchboard

Accident: 170696181 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 05/27/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11980455706/03/19941731Walter Electric Company
An electrician was installing a circuit breaker in a three-phase, 480-volt switchboard. The employee was not wearing electrical protective equipment. An electrical fault occurred, and the employee was burned on the backs of his hands, on the insides of his wrists, and on the upper part of his left arm by the ensuing electric arc. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, e gi ii, elec protect equip, electric arc, electrical, switchboard, electrician, electrical work, circuit breaker, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119804557 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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