by , on July 25, 2013

in Sibley, Iowa.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s office says the explosion happened while workers were switching some power lines to a newer transformer.

The five men sustained burns in the accident and were transported to nearby hospitals. Two of them were airlifted. Five more arc flash injuries.  NESC and NFPA 70E can be used by more companies to prevevent these types of incidents.

Could this have been de-energized, were they wearing arc flash PPE?

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Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/07/21/3512491/5-injured-in-electrical-explosion.html#storylink=cpy

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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