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Accident: 201859295 - Three Employees Burned In Electric Arc Blast

Accident: 201859295 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 01/29/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31129567901/30/20081731Comstock Brothers Electric Co., Llc
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on January 29, 2008, Employees #1 through #3 were at the switchgear in the basement of a hospital. They were using a Fluke multi-meter to test a 4,000-amp circuit breaker when an arc flash occurred. All three employees sustained second- and third-degree burns, and were hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrical testing, electrician, construction, electrical work, circuit breaker, electrical fault, switchgear
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311295679 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Fire/explosion
2 311295679 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Fire/explosion
3 311295679 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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