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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302260310 - Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Inspection Information - Office: St. Louis

Nr: 302260310Report ID: 0729300Open Date: 10/04/1999

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
#1 Childrens Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 8062/General Medical and Surgical Hospitals

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/20/2000
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:01/24/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200010718Event: 10/01/1999Burn - Electrical Fault In Circuit Breaker
An electrician was using a high-voltage phase tester to test a bus tie circuit breaker located on the front end of a switchboard. The meter read 2.4, measuring from phase to ground. The employee mistakenly thought that meant 2.4 volts rather than 2.4 kilovolts. Thinking the circuit was deenergized, he grounded one phase and caused an electrical fault. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee. He sustained second- and third-degree burns over more than 70 percent of his body. The employee was hospitalized until October 24, 1999, when he died from fatal kidney failure associated with his burn injuries.
Keywords: electric arc, protective grounding, electrical, burn, electrician, lockout, e gi iv, electrical fault, electrical work, circuit breaker
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302260310 Occupation Not Listed

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