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Accident: 96059.015 - Employee Sustains Electrical Burns In Arc Flash

Accident: 96059.015 -- Report ID: 1050210 -- Event Date: 06/02/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1237236.01506/02/2017Northern Powerline Constructors
At 10:24 a.m. on June 2, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a power line construction company, were engaged in electrical work to support a road construction. Employee #1 was helping to move cable inside a switching cab inet when a large arc flash occurred. Employee #1, who was working on the east side of the cabinet, made contact with a hot unit inside the 15 kilovolt cabinet and received an electrical shock. Coworkers #1 and #2, on the west side of the cabinet, were not injured. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for electrical shock to his entire body with burns to his left hand and right knee.
Keywords: burn, construction, electric arc, electric shock, electric switch, electrician, hand, knee, lockout/tagout, shock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1237236.015 30 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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