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Accident: 200375228 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Electrical Cabinet

Accident: 200375228 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 09/09/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31469420909/09/20101711Shealy And Sons Electric Co Inc
Two employees of an electrical contractor were working on an electrical cabinet in a utility room. They were troubleshooting lights and replacing a time clock. An electrical fault occurred, and the ensuing electric arc burned one of the employees and ignited his clothing. The second employee was burned while extinguishing the first employee's burning clothing. The first employee was hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns over 50 percent of his body. The second employee was treated for first- and second-degree burns on his hand.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, e gi iv, electrical, electrician, electrical work, lockout, electrical cabinet, electrical fault
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Other Under $50,000 16 16
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314694209 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Other
2 314694209 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Other

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