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Inspection: 2011062 - Potomac Electric Power Company

Inspection Information - Office: Baltimore

Nr: 2011062Report ID: 0316100Open Date: 04/19/1985

Potomac Electric Power Company
1850 K St N W
Washington, DC 20006
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
Mailing: 1900 Penn Ave N W, Washington, DC 20068

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/14/1985
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:01/16/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360532105    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14327555Event: 03/25/1985Electric Shock And Burns - Electrical Fault In Equipment
TWO EMPLOYEES OF AN ELECTRIC UTILITY HAD BEEN WORKING WITH A NETWORK PROTECTOR (WESTINGHOUSE) CHECKING THE ELECTRICAL PHASES. THEY STARTED TO CLOSE THE DOOR TO THE UNIT, BUT A BAR USED TO ROLL THE UNIT OUT KEPT THE DOOR FROM CLOSING. WHEN THE BAR WAS PUSHED OUT OF THE WAY, IT STRUCK ONE OF THE ENERGIZED SECTIONS CAUSING THE UNIT TO BLOW UP. THE TWO EMPLOYEES WERE SEVERLY BURNED, AND ONE LATER DIED.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, electrical, e ptd, circuit breaker, elec utility work, electric shock, electrical fault
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2011062 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers
2 2011062 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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