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Accident: 201074655 - Employee'S Hands And Fingers Burned In Electrical Arc Flash

Accident: 201074655 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 01/06/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31268133102/02/20101731Baker Electric Inc.
At approximately 1:45 p.m. on January 6, 2010, Employee #1 was installing new meters on a multiple paneled electrical cabinet that was energized around the area that he was working on. He was not wearing approved insulated electrical gloves. He was using a volt meter measuring the continuity of two wires connected to a new replacement meter when an arc flash occurred. He sustained second degree burns to his left fingers and both hands. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, ppe, finger, glove, electrician, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312681331 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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