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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 102096773 - Zions Securities Corp

Inspection Information - Office: Utah

Nr: 102096773Report ID: 0854910Open Date: 01/07/1987

Zions Securities Corp
135 Social Hall Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
Mailing: 55 South State Street, Slc, UT 84111

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/07/1987
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:09/16/1987

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 691931Event: 01/07/1987Burn - Electrical Fault In Meter Base
An apprentice electrician was installing an A-frame electrical meter. The base had been installed several years earlier. The meter base was not connected to a load, it but was still energized. As he was replacing the busbar jumpers in the meter base, an electrical fault occurred. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee on his hands and face. He was hospitalized for his injuries. According to the electric utility company, the fault occurred because the original wiring into the base was not installed correctly. The 480-volt, three-phase supply was running between two sides of one set of busbars in the meter base and thus more susceptible to faulting. In fact, the utility no longer used this type of meter base because they had experienced problems with it.
Keywords: burn, e gi ii, elec protect equip, electric arc, electrical, electrician, electrical work, electric meter, lockout, electrical fault
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 102096773 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians' apprentices

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