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Accident: 202531497 - Electrical Repair Worker Is Shocked And Burned By Arc Flash

Accident: 202531497 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 07/16/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31364680412/06/20121731Solex Contracting Inc.
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on July 16, 2012, an employee, of Solex Contracting, Inc., an electrical contractor, was replacing a power breaker cover after checking for proper wiring and power to the cell side. As he proceeded to put the panel cover back on, an electric arc flash occurred. The employee suffered severe first and second degree burns to his left arm, left hand, and right hand. The Long Beach Fire Department, which responded to this incident, reported it to Cal/OSHA's Torrance District Office at 16:59 p.m. on July 16, 2012. The employer reported the incident to the Torrance District Office at 10:00 a.m. on July 17, 2012.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, cover, electrician, construction, breaker plate, electric shock, arm, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313646804 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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