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Accident: 739847 - Burn - Failure Of Voltage Detector

Accident: 739847 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 10/31/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10430023111/01/19884911Municipal Power & Light
THREE EMPLOYEES WERE SEVERELY BURNED WHEN A HIGH VOLTAGE DETECTOR (SAFETY OHM HIGH TENSION DETECTOR, OR GLOW STICK) EXPLODED WHEN IT WAS BROUGHT INTO CONTACT WITH THE BUS SIDE OF A TEMPORARY BREAKER. THESE EMPLOYEES WERE HOSPITALIZED FOR THEIR INJURIES. ONE OTHER EMPLOYEE RECEIVED BURNS ON HIS HANDS WHEN HE TRIED TO HELP PUT OUT THE FIRE. HE WAS TREATED AND RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, electrical, e gi vii, fire, electrical work, test equipment, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104300231 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 104300231 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 104300231 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 104300231 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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