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Accident: 76756.015 - Employee Receives Several Flash Burns When Pulling Cable Fro

Accident: 76756.015 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 05/07/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1062811.01505/12/2015Kpaq Industries, Llc
At 10:30 p.m. on May 7, 2015, an employee was in the process of reconnecting the electricity to the mill. City power had already been installed in the electric al plant and the generator had been disconnected and turned off. The employee w as disconnecting the cable from the breaker box when it arc-flashed as it made c ontact with the live components inside the breaker box, causing several flash bu rns to his hands, arms, chest, neck, face, and ears. The employee was admitted to the Hospital's Burn Unit for treatment.
Keywords: burn, chest, circuit breaker, ear, electric cable, face, fire, hand, neck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1062811.015 33 M Hospitalized injury Electricians

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