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Blog Author Steve Hudgik

Friday, December 16, 2011

Arc Flash Injures Electrical Worker At Florida Resort

An electrical worker employed by a subcontractor for Florida Power & Light was injured by a arc flash explosion yesterday.  The worker was installing a digital meters at the Naples Bay Resort. He suffered severe first- and second-degree burns to his upper body.  The Naples News reports:

"'The guests reported hearing an extremely loud bang, followed by a fireball,'" Naples Fire Chief Steve McInerny said.

The fire burned the victim’s face and his right arm, shoulder and chest. Some of the burns might be third-degree.  The electrician was wearing a face shield, eye protection and a fire-resistant shirt at the time."

Read the complete story here.


posted by Steve Hudgik | This Arc Flash Post and 1 Comments |


At 11:48 PM, Anonymous pimalai said...

I hope the worker has recovered from his injuries. It's incidents like these that make me wonder if people like this are being paid enough.


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