Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201320033 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Circuit Breaker

Accident: 201320033 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 09/24/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30098804510/17/19961731Swartley Brothers, Inc.
An electrician was working on the side of a 400-ampere circuit breaker. He was apparently testing the voltage of the system. An electrical fault occurred, and the ensuing electric arc and fire burned the employee. He died of his injuries.
Keywords: burn, e gi ii, electric arc, electrical, electrical testing, electrician, electrical work, test equipment, circuit breaker, electrical fault
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 32 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300988045 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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