by , on September 21, 2010

The Duluth, MN Duluth News Tribune reports that “an employee of Cooperative Light & Power was listed in stable condition Tuesday after he sustained a shock while working on a transformer”.  The article doesn’t give enough information to determine if arc flash or shock is the primary injury.  It is normally both to certain degrees depending on the voltage worked on.  Electrical burns and arc flash burns overlap and in contact incidents are hard to differentiate.

Read about the electrical contact incident in the Duluth News Tribune.

Hugh Hoagland
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