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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 3069143 - Reynolds Metal Company

Inspection Information - Office: Or Safety 2-Portland

Nr: 3069143Report ID: 1054112Open Date: 06/30/1986

Reynolds Metal Company
Sundail Rd
Troutdale, OR 97060
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3334/Primary Production of Aluminum

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/14/1986
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:07/14/1986

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14203822Event: 06/30/1986Burn - Electrical Fault In Electrolytic Cell Line
Two electricians were connecting electrolytic cells to a cell line. The 640-volt, direct current cell line remained energized while the employees were working. As they were installing a cell on the south side of the cell line, one of them brought a metal tool they were using into contact with a cell on the north side of cell line. This caused an electrical fault. The ensuing electric arc severely burned the two employees. They were hospitalized for their injuries.
Keywords: burn, e gi v, electric arc, electrical, insulated tool, electrician, electrical work, electrolytic cell, electrical fault, hand tool
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 3069143 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians
2 3069143 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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