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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:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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