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Accident: 202560520 - Employee Burns When Exposed To Arc Flash

Accident: 202560520 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 10/13/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31273762010/15/20081731Vf Electric, Inc.
On October 13, 2008, Employee #1, an electrician, was turning off a main disconnect switch in 480-volt, 200-amp gear box. The box flashed and Employee #1 burned. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, heat, switchboard, electrician, electrocuted, electric shock, disconnecting means, gear
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312737620 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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