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Accident: 202483707 - Electrician Dies From Arc Flash

Accident: 202483707 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 11/25/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31283470811/25/20084911Disney Photo Imaging, Llc, Dba Reedy Creek Energy
At approximately 5:56 a.m. on November 5, 2008, Employees #1, a 54 year-old-male, a power distribution technician with Disney Photo Imaging, Llc, Dba Reedy Creek Energy was working with a coworker performing an operational check. They were performing an operation check of a newly installed three phase 12.5-KV high-voltage switch station and related distribution system components. The coworker went to retrieve a meter from their work truck to check the voltage, amperage, and/or ohm ratings of the power distribution components. While the coworker was retrieving the meter Employee #1 was in close proximity to a switch station and retrieved an arc flash burn to his upper body and he received a head injury when he fell and hit his head on the concrete working surface. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was summoned and Employee #1 was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his work related injuries.
Keywords: electric arc, electrical vault, electrical, electrical testing, electrician, electrical work, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312834708 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers

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