Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201171535 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Test Equipment

Accident: 201171535 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 12/18/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12580618201/09/20024911Wadam Energy Corp.
An electrical worker for an electric power generation plant was servicing a 480-volt transformer. By mistake, he opened the wrong cabinet, which enclosed a 4160-volt circuit breaker and disconnect. When he connected his low-voltage meter to the 4160-volt bus, the meter failed. The ensuing electric arc burned the worker. He was hospitalized for 3 days with severe burns to his arms, face, and upper body.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrical, electrician, lockout, test equipment, e ptd, elec utility work, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125806182 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close