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Accident: 201142544 - Two Employees Sustain Burns In Explosion, One Later Dies

Accident: 201142544 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 05/06/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30085486605/07/20023069Valley Processing
At approximately 8:10 p.m. on May 6, 2002, Employees #1 and #2, both maintenance workers, were replacing a faulty circuit breaker, which controlled a processing machine. This 277 / 480 volt circuit breaker system is manufactured by ZINSCO. They were working on an energized panel, which accidentally got short-circuited and exploded. Both of the employees received serious burns. Employee #1 died after about two weeks in the intensive care unit at UCI Medical Center. Employee # 2 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, electrical, fire, explosion, circuit breaker
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300854866 Hospitalized injury Other Electrical and electronic technicians
2 300854866 Fatality Other Electrical and electronic technicians

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