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Accident: 202356671 - Employee Is Shocked And Burned

Accident: 202356671 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 05/15/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30873762605/16/20054911Baltimore Gas And Electric Company
On May 15, 2005, Employee #1 was performing a scheduled monthly substation inspection. While inspecting Capacitor Bank Number 3-3, he observed a dead cat lying under the 7,600-volt phase A feed to reactor A. Employee #1 got the key for the gated capacitor bank, unlocked the gate, and entered the area. While inside the energized capacitor bank, Employee #1 contacted phase A and/or phase B. He received an electrical shock, which rendered him temporarily unconscious and set his shirt on fire. Employees working nearby heard a loud noise and saw Employee #1 on fire. They responded by putting out the fire with fire extinguishers and calling emergency services. Employee sustained burns to his face, chest, back and arms. He was transported to a shock trauma center by helicopter.
Keywords: burn, chest, unconsciousness, electrical, fire, capacitor, back, electric shock, arm, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308737626 Occupation not reported

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