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Accident: 200571404 - Three Employees Receive Injuries In Electrical Fire

Accident: 200571404 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 10/09/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11266569010/09/20092951Haines & Kibblehouse, Incorporated
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11266565810/09/20093823Process Control Solutions, Llc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11266569010/09/20092951Haines & Kibblehouse, Incorporated
On October 9, 2009, Employee #1 and Employee #2 (each from a different company) were troubleshooting a low voltage circuitry (24 volts) for the Recycled Asphalt Product (RAP) touchpad in the motor control center in the electrical room. After returning to the electrical room following a lunch break, both employees heard a low rumbling noise coming from the electrical room. One called for the other to get out of the electrical room. Suddenly, a blast occurred at the main panel breaker, and fire erupted. Employee #2, who worked for Process Control Solutions, was sitting right in front of the panel where the arc flash occurred. Both employees were injured, along with Employee #3 who rescued them from the fire. Employee #1 and Employee #3, who worked for Haines and Kibblehouse, were taken to the hospital. One was hospitalized and released two days later. The other was admitted and released the night of the accident. Employee #2 was hospitalized with third-degree burns to the back of his body.
Keywords: electric arc, asphyxiated, electrical testing, electronic work, explosion, contusion, burn, fire, back, asphalt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112665690 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 112665658 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 112665690 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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