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Accident: 201497229 - Employee Burned By Arc Flash

Accident: 201497229 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 12/04/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31672094512/11/20122653Kaweah Container Inc
At approximately 3:45 p.m. on December 4, 2012 and incident occurred where Employee #1 sustained an arc flash injury to his face while in the course of his normal work duties as a general laborer. Employee #1 was in the process of helping a maintenance mechanic remove a disconnect box from the wall of the facility. Employee #1 who was specifically assigned to operate a forklift for the maintenance mechanic, attempted to disconnect the upper wiring conduit from the box when the conduit nut created an arc flash as it fell onto live electrical components. Employee #1 was hospitalized for burns to his face and neck.
Keywords: burn, electrocuted, health care facility, industrial truck, neck, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316720945 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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