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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120035597 - Gansek Construction

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 120035597Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 10/05/1995

Gansek Construction
5000 National Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1611/Highway and Street Construction, Except Elevated Highways
Mailing: 661 Keswisk St, Canoga Park, CA 91306

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/05/1995
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:10/30/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral902334713 Yes  

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170899132Event: 10/05/1995Burn - Electrical Fault In Meter
An electrician for an electric utility was checking fluctuating voltage in a vault. The cabinet containing the equipment was marked "light disconnect," and the employee was using a Fluke meter rated at 700 volts maximum to do the test. Unfortunately, the circuit operated at 4800 volts, and the meter failed. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee's face and hands. The electrician was hospitalized for his injuries. He received skin grafts as treatment for some of his burns.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrical, electrical testing, electrician, electrical work, equipment failure, test equipment, e ptd, electrical fault
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120035597 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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