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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170587935 Event: 07/20/1996Burn - Electrical Fault In Panelboard
Two electricians were working on a 480-volt, 4000-ampere panelboard. The circuit breaker had been locked out in the trip position. At some point during the work, the circuit breaker closed and energized the panelboard. An electrical fault occurred, and the ensuing electric arc burned both employees. They were hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, e gi iv, electrical, electrician, panelboard, electrical work, lockout, circuit breaker, electrical fault
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120161898 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians
2 120161898 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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