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Accident: 201612926 - Employee Burned By Arc Flash In Servicing Circuit Breaker

Accident: 201612926 -- Report ID: 1054113 -- Event Date: 07/07/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30845888407/11/20051731Nice Electric Company
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on July 7, 2005, Employee #1 was replacing portions of a panel cover. The work entailed removing the cover panel of a 277/480-volt live main service to inspect the breaker attachment configuration and then replacing the existing 100-amp breaker with a new 200-amp breaker. While he was working, there was an arc flash. Employee #1 sustained burns, for which he required hospitalization.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, installing, electrical, construction, electrical work, circuit breaker, elec circ part--misc
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308458884 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Other

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