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Accident: 98333.015 - Foreman Testing Voltage Is Burned In Arc Flash

Accident: 98333.015 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 08/15/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1256479.01508/17/2017Sharlen Electric Co.
At 11:45 a.m. on August 15, 2017, Employee #1, a general foreman employed by an electrical services company, was working at a manufacturing plant. He was using a volt meter to test the voltage at an electrical transformer. The volt meter lacked sufficient capacity to test the voltage, and this led to an arc 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 for second degree burns to his arms and neck.
Keywords: test equipment, electrician, neck, flashback, electric shock, arm, construction, electrical, electric arc, burn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1256479.015 59 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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