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Accident: 76565.015 - Electrician Testing A Circuit Sustains Burns When Meter Expl

Accident: 76565.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 01/21/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1019824.01501/21/2015Duenkel Electric Inc. Dba D-Electric
At 10:00 a.m. on January 21, 2015, Employee #1, an electrician employed by an el ectrical contractor, was working at a multiemployer construction project for a c ommercial building. He was using a 1,000-volt meter to test a 12,000-volt circu it. The meter exploded and emergency services were called. Employee #1 was tran sported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for flash burns to both ha nds.
Keywords: burn, construction, electric meter, electrical, electrician, explosion, hand, test equipment
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1019824.015 28 M Hospitalized injury Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)

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