by , on August 8, 2014

One worker was injured, suffering burns over 40 percent of his body while working in the electrical room of a condominium complex in Santa Monica, CA on June 10, 2014 when there was an electrical arc flash explosion. A second worker also received less critical injuries.

The explosion reportedly took place in the basement of the structure, which was ventilated and restricted by firefighters responding to the scene. SCE and Cal/OSHA are conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the explosion and subsequent injuries.

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Hugh Hoagland
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Hugh Hoagland is the foremost tester of clothing and PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Read more about Hugh.

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