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Accident: 202597753 - Employee Receives Flash Burns While Working On Panel

Accident: 202597753 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/03/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31060723906/11/20091731Gome Electric Inc.
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on June 3, 2009, an employee was drilling a knockout hole for a 2-inch conduit by using a cordless electric drill on an electric panel to install power supply, 480 Volts, for a band saw. While drilling a hole, a ground bushing for an existing pipe came loose due to vibrations and hit one of the bus bars which caused an explosion and an arc. The employee received second and third degree flash burns on his face, hands, arms and lower legs which required skin grafting and hospitalization for two weeks.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrician, electrical work, arm, face, hand, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310607239 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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