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Accident: 202494084 - Employee'S Arm And Hands Are Burned By Electric Arc

Accident: 202494084 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 01/14/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31408800601/14/20107349American Electrical Testing Co., Inc.
Employee # 1, a lead electrical testing technician, was engaged in inspection, cleaning, and lubrication of three-phase switch gear at 4,160 volts. The technician, who was not wearing personal protective equipment, was working in a cabinet from which a circuit breaker had been removed. Part of the circuitry was apparently de-energized and not locked out or tagged out, and another part was energized. An electric arc occurred, resulting in Employee #1 receiving third degree burns to the left hand and first degree burns to the right forearm. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital and admitted.
Keywords: burn, elec protect equip, electric arc, electrician, electrical work, lockout, circuit breaker, arm, switchgear, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314088006 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical and electronic technicians

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