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Accident: 202657599 - Employee Burns Hand In Circuit Breaker Flash Fire

Accident: 202657599 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 02/26/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31666971204/25/20138051Compass Health, Dba Central Coast Nursing Center
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on February 26, 2013, Employee #1, a maintenance assistant, was installing electrical panel circuit breaker blanks on a live 220 volt panel. As the employee put the first cap in, there was a flash fire burning the employee's hand. Employee #1 was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated for second and third degree burns on his right hand. Employee #1 was later released.
Keywords: burn, maintenance, installing, panel, electrical, fire, panelboard, circuit breaker, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316669712 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations

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