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Inspection: 102228566 - Central Substation Nyc Ta

Inspection Information - Office: N.Y. Manhattan

Nr: 102228566Report ID: 0253650Open Date: 04/18/1986

Central Substation Nyc Ta
126 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4111/Local and Suburban Transit
Mailing: Att C Weiss 370 Jay St Rm 809, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/15/1986
Close Case:05/15/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360175954    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 993378Event: 04/16/1986Burn - Electrical Fault In Transformer
Some maintenance workers for a transit authority were testing transformers for equipment that was little used. An electrician put a test probe into the wrong hole and caused an electrical fault. The ensuing electric arc ignited his clothing, and the employee was badly burned. He died of his injuries. A second employee tried to put out the burning clothing. He sustained burns on his hands and was hospitalized for his injuries, which required skin grafts. Five other employees sustained minor burns. They were treated in an emergency room and released.
Keywords: burn, clothing, e gi ii, electric arc, electrical, electrical testing, electrician, electrical work, electrical fault, transformer
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 102228566 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 102228566 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 102228566 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 102228566 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians
5 102228566 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
6 102228566 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
7 102228566 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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