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Accident: 201270683 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Test Equipment

Accident: 201270683 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 01/29/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30231863902/01/19993825Abb Services
Two employees were checking insulation integrity on a large motor. One of the employees put a test lead on 4160-volt circuit part. The test equipment was apparently not rated for the voltage, and an electrical fault occurred. The ensuing electric arc burned both employees. One of them died of his injuries. The other was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, clothing, e gi v, electric arc, electrical, electrical testing, test equipment, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302318639 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 302318639 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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