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Accident: 202675062 - Employee Burns Hands And Arm When Contacts Battery Rack

Accident: 202675062 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 04/30/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31652282005/20/20137389Data Specialties, Inc.
On April 30, 2013, Employee #1, an electrician, was installing a 540 Volt battery back-up system when he inadvertently contacts the negative terminal he was holding in his ungloved right hand to the metal battery storage rack. The employee suffered second and third degree burns to his right hand and arm. Employee #1 was transported to an area hospital, where he was treated for burns to his hands and arm. The employee was released after two days.
Keywords: battery, burn, voltage backfeed, electrician, arm, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316522820 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electricians

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