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Accident: 201112034 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Test Equipment

Accident: 201112034 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 06/22/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12602735808/03/19998062Kaiser Permanente
Two employees were troubleshooting a problem with a hospital air conditioning chiller system. The employees opened a 4160-volt electrical cabinet to check fuses and other components. One of the employees touched a terminal with a lead from a low-voltage, hand-held voltage tester. The tester failed, and the ensuing electric arc burned the employee's hands, arms, and face. He was hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns.
Keywords: burn, e gi v, electric arc, electrical, electrical testing, electrical work, test equipment, electrical cabinet, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126027358 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Engineering technicians, n.e.c.

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