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Accident: 201637907 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Underground Cable

Accident: 201637907 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 06/12/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31229667606/13/20081542Andersen Construction Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31229666806/13/20081542Andersen Structures Llc
A carpenter was working on the outside base wall of a new high-rise condominium. He was drilling holes in the ground to install reinforcement stakes for a wall form. His auger bit struck a buried 480-volt electrical conduit and penetrated the enclosed cable, creating an electrical fault. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee's right arm. He was hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns from the elbow to the fingertips of his right arm.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrical, e c, auger, arm, electrical fault, undrgrd power line, blind reaching
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312296676 Occupation not reported FallDist:
2 312296668 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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