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Accident: 201570025 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Circuit Breaker

Accident: 201570025 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 07/31/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30117148408/01/19963612Public Service Company Of Colorado
Three employees were working in the vicinity of a 4160-volt circuit breaker. One of the employees, an electrician, was working on the Westinghouse 4160 air circuit breaker, which had been manufactured in 1961. The two other employees, another electrician and a maintenance worker, were standing in the area. An electrical fault occurred in the circuit breaker, and the ensuing electric arc burned all three employees. They were hospitalized with serious burns. One of the employees was in critical condition.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, e gi iii, electrical, electrician, electrical work, circuit breaker, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301171484 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 301171484 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 301171484 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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