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Accident: 202080347 - Employee Is Burned By Arc Flash

Accident: 202080347 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 01/26/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31389945201/27/20101731Lin R. Rogers Electrical Contractors, Inc.
On January 26, 2010, Employee #1 was installing breakers in an energized, three-phase main distribution panel (800 amp, 480V) when an arc flash occurred. He sustained first- and second-degree burns on his left arm, left upper back, left flank, right thigh, and right knee. Employee #1 was transported to Northeast Medical Center, and then transferred to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's burn unit. Employee #1 was wearing unspecified arc flash PPE at the time of the incident.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, installing, ppe, torso, lockout, back, circuit breaker, electric shock, electrical cabinet
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313899452 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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