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Accident: 202082426 - Electrician Injured In An Arc Flash

Accident: 202082426 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 09/30/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31733667509/30/20131731Qwest Electric Llc
On September 30, 2013, Employee #1, a 42-year-old male, electrician with Qwest Electric LLC., was in a scissor lift, installing fuses in a 480-volt, 200-amp buss plug. The buss plug was installed on a 3,000-amp buss duct, to feed a new air handler installation. A phase-to-phase short occurred in the buss plug, creating an arc flash. Employee #1 was hospitalized for unspecified burn injuries received during the arc flash.
Keywords: burn, fuse, electric arc, electrician, electrical work, explosion, elec circ part--misc, electrical box, electrical fault, elec equipment--misc
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317336675 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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