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Blog Author Steve Hudgik

Friday, May 11, 2007

Severe Burns Received From 11Kv Arc Flash Explosion

Ferret.com.au reported that an electrician in Australia was injured in an arc flash explosion in a mine switchroom. The article states:

"A CONTRACT electrician recommissioning high-voltage electrical equipment in a mine site switchroom has been severely burnt by an 11kV arc flash explosion inside the cubical containing the main incoming circuit breaker."

The electrician was apparently following the proper proceedures and the cause of the arc flash is not known.

You can read the complete article at: http://www.ferret.com.au/articles/8d/0c049b8d.asp

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