Arc Flash & Electrical Safety News

Blog Author Steve Hudgik

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Water Plant Employee Suffers Burn Injury

The Roanoke Times reported on Tuesday: "A Western Virginia Water Authority worker was injured Sunday night at the Roanoke Regional Water Pollution Control Plant in Southeast Roanoke. An electrical arc flash-burned the man's hand and forearm about 9:30 p.m. Sunday while he tended to a medium-voltage electrical panel, said Sarah Baumgardner, the authority's spokeswoman"

Thinking back over the past year it seems that arc flash accidents rarely make the news. The danger of arc flash can easily be forgotten, and replaced by assumptions and shortcuts. Arc flash can happen in seemingly a random manner... it may be years before one happens in your facility. Or it could be in just a few minutes. You never know when an arc flash will happen. Don't get complacent. Never relax your safety vigilance.

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At 7:21 PM, Anonymous dentures florence sc said...

This can be avoided with precaution. They have to come up with health policies.


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