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Accident: 786020 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Panelboard

Accident: 786020 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 05/21/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11572591306/05/19911731Johansen Electric Inc
AN APPRENTICE ELECTRICIAN WAS USING FISH TAPE TO PULL CONDUCTORS UP FROM A CONDUIT THROUGH A PANELBOARD. THE TAPE CROSSED OVER TWO 277-VOLT CONDUCTORS. THIS CREATED A 4-FOOT ELECTRIC ARC, WHICH BURNED THE EMPLOYEE'S FOREARMS. THE EMPLOYEE WAS TRANSPORTED TO A HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS TREATED AND RELEASED THE NEXT DAY. THE EMPLOYEE MISSED 5 DAYS OF WORK BEFORE RETURNING FULL TIME.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, e gi iv, electrical, electrician, panelboard, electrical work, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115725913 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electricians' apprentices

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