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Blog Author Steve Hudgik

Monday, July 02, 2012

Electrician Severely Burned In Norwalk Arc Flash Accident

An electrician was replacing a distribution switch in the main electrical room when an arc flash happened. The man suffered arc flash burn injuries to more than 40 percent of his body. He was able to walk when firefighters arrived, but his injuries were thought to serious. He was taken to Bridgeport Hospital's burn unit by Norwalk Hospital paramedics.

Read the story in the Norwalk Daily Voice

Additional information in the Online Hour reported that the arc flash happened when the power was turned on after a breaker had been replaced.

Read the story in the Online Hour.

Another Arc Flash Incident Earlier In The week

There was apparently an arc blast at the Nyrstar zinc plant in Clarksville, Tennessee on Monday, June 25th.  Two people injured by the blast were flown to a hospital. There is no additional information about this arc flash incident.

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