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Accident: 201128303 - Electric Shock & Burn - Electrical Fault In Cabinet

Accident: 201128303 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 05/19/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31010005206/09/20117629Best Infrared Services, Inc.
An electrical worker for an infrared electrical inspection service was inspecting electrical cabinets as part of a preventive maintenance operation. When he removed the cover for one cabinet, he found an exposed busbar so he began reinstalling the cover. The bottom of the cover contacted the busbar and created an electrical fault. The employee received an electric shock and sustained burns from the ensuing electric arc. He remained at a hospital for approximately 3 hours for treatment of his injuries. The employee had been using unspecified personal protective equipment.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrical, e gi vii, electrician, busbar, electrical work, electric shock, electrical cabinet, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310100052 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Technicians, n.e.c.

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