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Accident: 201140373 - Burn - Voltage Tester Failed

Accident: 201140373 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 04/26/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12590806107/09/19973721Champ Steel
An electrician was working in a substation. He was performing preventive maintenance, cleaning the low-voltage (480-volt) side of a transformer. The electrician tried to test the incoming high-voltage (12-kilovolt) conductors with a tester rated for 600 volts maximum. The tester failed, and the ensuing electric arc burned the employee. He sustained second- and third-degree burns to both his hands and to his face. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrical, electrician, equipment failure, test equipment, e ptd, elec utility work, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125908061 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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