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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170203848 Event: 07/22/1991Burn - Electrical Fault In Meter Base
An electric meter technician was completing a field check on a 480-volt electrical cabinet. He was wearing safety glasses, a face shield, insulating rubber gloves with leather protectors, and a long-sleeve shirt over a T-shirt. He replaced the meter socket. Standing to one side of the enclosure, the employee next removed the first of three jumpers. An electrical fault occurred, destroying the entire left side of the cabinet and blowing the meter 6.1 meters away. The employee was hospitalized with multiple second-degree burns.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, electrical, power line worker, electric meter, e ptd, elec utility work, electrical fault
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111921474 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Mechanical controls and valve repairers

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