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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 301864310 - Gunderson Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Or Safety 2-Portland

Nr: 301864310Report ID: 1054112Open Date: 12/17/1997

Gunderson Inc
4350 Nw Front Ave
Portland, OR 97210
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3743/Railroad Equipment

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/08/1998
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:01/08/1998

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201630258Event: 11/16/1997Burn - Electrical Fault In Test Equipment
An electrician was troubleshooting the wiring in an electrical cabinet for a compressor that would not start. The 2400-volt cabinet was posted with the voltage on its door. He was using a 600-volt Wiggins tester to test for a blown fuse. When the tester contacted the energized terminals, the tester failed, causing an electrical fault. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee's face and neck. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, e gi v, electric arc, electrical, electrician, electrical work, test equipment, electrical fault
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301864310 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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