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Accident: 201180411 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Circuit Breaker

Accident: 201180411 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 07/05/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30088807010/04/20004111S. F. Municipal Railway
A transit mechanic working for a municipal railway was performing routine maintenance. He had replaced a set of contacts on a line circuit breaker under a PCC streetcar. He filed the contacts. An electrical fault occurred, and the ensuing electric arc burned the employee. He was hospitalized for more than 2 months for second- and third-degree burns to his face, hands, and left forearm. His voice, eyes, and concentration were also affected.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, e gi iv, electrical, electrical work, lockout, circuit breaker, arm, electrical fault, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300888070 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics

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