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Accident: 97810.015 - Worker Installing Circuit Breaker Is Burned In Arc Flash

Accident: 97810.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 07/28/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1251982.01508/03/2017Paramount Construction Group
At 10:22 a.m. on July 28, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was performing electrical work at a multiemployer construction site, a medical building. He was installing a new circuit breaker in an existing, live, 480-vol t circuit breaker panel. Three straps, each with one screw, were required to in stall the breaker. Employee #1 had installed two straps and was working on the last strap when he dropped the screw. The screw struck live parts, causing an a rc flash. Employee #1 was burned in the flash. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated f or burns to his face, arms, and chest. The subsequent investigation determined that Employee #1 had not been wearing eye and face protection or arc flash prote ction.
Keywords: burn, circuit breaker, construction, elec protect equip, electric arc, electrical cabinet, electrical work, explosion, installing, lockout
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1251982.015 32 M Hospitalized injury Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work

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