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Accident: 202522603 - Employee Is Burned By Arc Flash When Removing Electric Meter

Accident: 202522603 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 06/27/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31499809707/09/20124911Turlock Irrigation District
At 8:00 a.m. on June 27, 2012, Employee #1, an electrician, attempted to deenergize a 480 volt electrical panel by removing the meter. A metal allen wrench tool fell from the top of the cabinet, striking internal components, resulting in an arc flash which caused second degree burns to Employee #1's hands. Employee #1 was not hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, wrench, electric arc, electrician, elec utility work, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314998097 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers

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