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Accident: 201113586 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Electrical Cabinet

Accident: 201113586 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 07/18/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12602484310/25/20018222L A Valley Community College
An electrical and electronic equipment technician for a community college was inside the campus's main electrical power plant. Following a power interruption caused by a tripped circuit breaker, he was troubleshooting the problem. He opened a high-voltage cabinet to test the circuit with a hand-held voltage tester. An electrical fault involving an unknown system component occurred. The ensuing electric arc burned the technician. He was taken to Sherman Oaks Hospital, where he was hospitalized with burns to his arms and face. Four other workers in the vicinity of this accident complained of headaches and ear pain. All were examined and released. (These four employees were not listed on injury lines on the original form.)
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrical, electrical testing, e gi vii, electrical work, test equipment, electrical cabinet, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126024843 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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