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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201152337 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Electrical Cabinet

Accident: 201152337 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/02/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30085570704/05/19991731G.S.I. Of California, Inc.
Three employees of an electrical contractor were energizing newly installed 480-volt distribution switchgear. As the lever of the disconnect switchgear was closed, an electrical fault occurred inside a circuit breaker cabinet. The ensuing electric arc burned one employee's right lower leg. He was hospitalized for his injuries and required skin graft surgery to treat his burns. He had worked for 6 months as an electrical supervisor for his employer.
Keywords: burn, e gi ii, electric arc, electrical, ppe, electrician, electrical work, circuit breaker, electrical cabinet, electrical fault
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300855707 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install. FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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