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Accident: 202601019 - Electrician Is Burned In Arc Flash

Accident: 202601019 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/21/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31350643809/24/20091731Brennan Electric Inc
On July 21, 2009, Employee #1, with Brennan Electric. Inc., was reinstalling circuit breakers on a vandalized 120/240V, 3 phase circuit breaker in an electrical control room. After he untied three loosely-hanging cables from the panel's "on/ off" control handle, the cables fell downward, contacting exposed, energized bus bars. An arc flash then occurred. Employee #1 was hospitalized for burns on his face, hands and upper body.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrician, torso, lockout, circuit breaker, electric shock, electrical cabinet, electrical fault, face
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313506438 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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