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Accident: 202540464 - Employee Is Burned While Replacing Circuit Breaker

Accident: 202540464 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 05/20/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30087049005/26/20098211Lausd La Salle Elementary School
At approximately 10:25 a.m. on May 20, 2009, Employee #1 was replacing a 480 volt circuit breaker at La Salle Elementary School because a fan motor had stopped working. An arc flash occurred, and the employee suffered second degree burns to his right hand and forearm. He was transported to California Hospital and then to the USC Burn Center. He was treated intermittently at the USC Burn Center for two weeks. Further investigation revealed that the employee did not turn off the main circuit breaker prior to performing the work.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, repair, work rules, electrical work, circuit breaker, electrical box
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300870490 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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