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Accident: 201630258 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Test Equipment

Accident: 201630258 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 11/16/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30186431012/17/19973743Gunderson Inc
An electrician was troubleshooting the wiring in an electrical cabinet for a compressor that would not start. The 2400-volt cabinet was posted with the voltage on its door. He was using a 600-volt Wiggins tester to test for a blown fuse. When the tester contacted the energized terminals, the tester failed, causing an electrical fault. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee's face and neck. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, e gi v, electric arc, electrical, electrician, electrical work, test equipment, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301864310 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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