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Accident: 708834 - Burns - Electrical Fault In Test Equipment

Accident: 708834 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 03/25/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10208720203/26/19861731Continental Power Services Co.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10208719403/26/19864911Intermountain Power Service Corp
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10208807703/26/19861629Intermountain Power
TWO EMPLOYEES WERE CONDUCTING ELECTRICAL TESTS ON A MOTOR CIRCUIT. THEY WERE CHECKING THE LEADS OF A 480-VOLT, 3-PHASE SYSTEM FOR PROPER MOTOR ROTATION WITH A PHASE SEQUENCE DETECTOR (MARK CORP. PHASE SEQUENCE DETECTOR MODEL NUMBER 108B, RATED FOR USE ON 208- TO 480-VOLT, 3-PHASE, 50- TO 60-HERTZ CIRCUITS, MANUFACTURED ON FEBRUARY 20, 1984). A FAULT OCCURRED RESULTNG IN AN ELECTRICAL FLASH CAUSING FIRST AND SECOND DEGREE BURNS TO THE HANDS AND FACES OF THE TWO EMPLOYEES. ONE OF THEM DIED OF HIS INJURIES. THE CIRCUIT BREAKER OPENED AS IT SHOULD WHEN THE FAULT OCCURRED.
Keywords: electrical, ppe, test equipment, burn, electric motor, e gi iii, electrical work
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102087202 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians
2 102087194 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians
3 102088077 Occupation Not Listed

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