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Thursday, December 05, 2013

Arc Flash Burn Consequences Can Include Post-Traumatic Stress

A short article in ISHN points out that:

"Victims of arc flash blast injuries often have terrible scarring and chronic pain. They may suffer severe psychological symptoms, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Medical costs and loss of income can be substantially damaging, and workman’s comp will typically pay only a portion of the cost."

The article goes on to make the point that preventing these types of accidents is the best approach for avoiding the post-traumatic stress altogether.

Read the article here.

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