Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200962322 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Circuit Breaker

Accident: 200962322 -- Report ID: 0352460 -- Event Date: 09/08/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30227359409/08/19984911Potomac Electric Power Company
A fuel and ash technician was in a coal yard breaker house working on an ITE K600 480-volt, 300-ampere circuit breaker. As the employee was racking the circuit breaker back in, an electrical fault occurred. He sustained second- and third-degree burns to his right arm, shoulders, back, neck, and face. He was hospitalized for his injuries. His employer required a switching jacket, ultra-violet-rated face shield, gloves with leather protectors, and rubber insulating sleeves. However, the employee was not wearing the proper personal protective equipment.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, electrical, ppe, e ptd, circuit breaker, elec utility work, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302273594 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscellaneous plant and system operators

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.