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Accident: 200075208 - Arc Flash Burns Two Electricians Who Were Removing Lugs

Accident: 200075208 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 12/13/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31677421512/14/20121731A-American Electric, Inc.
On December 13, 2012, Employee #1, a 46-year-old male electrician and Employee #2, a 32-year-old male with Electricians Apprentices with A-American Electric Inc, were removing lugs to disconnect wiring from a 480 VAC breaker. Employee #2, the electrician's helper was standing behind Employee #1 and holding a flashlight when an arc flash occurred. Both Employee #1 and Employee #2 burned by the arc flash and required hospitalization.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrical, electrician, electrical work, electrical cabinet, electrical box
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Demolition Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316774215 Hospitalized injury Other Electricians' apprentices
2 316774215 Hospitalized injury Other Electricians

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