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Blog Author Steve Hudgik

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Two Injured In Arc Flash Accident at Alcoa

The Quad-Cities Online (Iowa) reports today that two contractor employees at the Alcoa Davenport Works were injured by an arc flash incident yesterday. The article reports:

"Alcoa spokesman John Riches said the two contractors were doing routine maintenance on a high-voltage electrical substation just outside the Riverdale plant. He said one person sustained severe electrical burns when he or she became grounded, creating an arc flash at about 1:30 p.m."

"A second contractor who was some distance away from the first also was burned but not as badly, according to Mr. Riches. The second contractor was transported by ambulance to a local hospital."

You can read the complete story at: http://qconline.com/archives/qco/display.php?id=337424

It is interesting to read the public comments that are attached to this article. They provide a different perspective showing a small part of how industrial safety is perceived by the public.

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