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Accident: 201498326 - Electrician Burned And Knocked Unconscious In Arc Blast

Accident: 201498326 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 05/04/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31672530809/17/20131799Franzen-Hill Corp
On May 4, 2013, Employee #1, a 61-year-old male of Franzen-Hill Corporation based in Tulare, was working on a powered electrical panel. Employee #1 dropped a panel screw and bent down to retrieve it when his temple caused an arc from a relay. Employee #1 received an electrical burn and was knocked unconscious from the discharge. Employee #1 was transported to Kaweah Delta Hospital in Visalia for observation.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, unconsciousness, electrical, electrician, electrical work, electrical box
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316725308 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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