Arc Flash & Electrical Safety News
Blog Author Steve Hudgik
Monday, December 18, 2006
Loose Tool Falls, Causes Arc Flash InjuryA report put out by SHARP* describes an arc flash injury that was caused by a falling tool. A small tool fell into an energized breaker panel coming into contact with energized wires.
The report also includes six recommendations for preventing accidents such as this.
Another report put out by SHARP describes how two electricians were injured by an arc flash when a ground wire touched an energized circuit. One electrician sustained second and third degree burns covering nearly 50% of his body. He required surgery for removal of destroyed skin and restorative skin grafts. He needed physical therapy for nearly a year.
*SHARP is the Safety and Health Assessment ans Research for Prevention (SHARP) program at the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.
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