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Accident: 943811 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Circuit Breaker

Accident: 943811 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 08/19/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12529828108/22/19941731Shanklin Electric Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12529556809/02/19948361Springhouse Assisted Living
Three employees were working in a switchgear room. Employee #1 opened the main switch on a circuit breaker panel, and one of the circuit breakers failed. The employee who opened the switch and another employee sustained first, second, and third degree burns to their arms, neck, and face as a result of the ensuing electric arc. They were hospitalized for their injuries. The third employee sustained minor burns on his face.
Keywords: electric arc, electrical, electrical fault, burn, e gi ii, electrician, circuit breaker, arm, switchgear, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125298281 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians' apprentices
2 125298281 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians' apprentices
3 125295568 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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