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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

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