Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201508512 - Two Employees Are Injured In Electrical Explosion

Accident: 201508512 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 04/16/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31006355704/16/20081623Andes Construction Incorporated
On April 16, 2008, Employee #1 was excavating a trench with a backhoe. In this process, the grab bucket struck a structure. Employee #2 was requested to evaluate the situation. He began cleaning around the damaged pipe with a shovel. As Employee #1 entered the trench, there was an electric explosion, causing substantial fire. Employee #2 suffered second degree burn. He was released after first aid. However, Employee #1 was admitted in the St. Francis Memorial hospital, where he was treated and discharged on April 23, 2008.
Keywords: burn, construction, trench, explosion, electrical fault, backhoe, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 8
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310063557 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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.