by , on December 13, 2012

Electrical and Computer Engineering of Athens, Greece, has authored an in-depth analysis of an electrical accident that occurred when an electrician was performing work on a medium voltage transformer of the Public Power Corporation (PPC).  This could be a good learning tool for accident investigations and understanding of electrical incidents.


► Electrician tried to change the single pole fuse of an outdoor transformer on a pylon. ► The insulator of the phase broke resulting in the release of the power distribution wire. ► The technician came into contact with the loose wire and suffered an electric shock. ► The technician did not follow basic safety rules and closed the switch with an unorthodox method. ► Technical and organizational proposals are made to reduce future accidents.

Get details from ScienceDirect website / Safety Science Volume 53, March 2013, Pgaes 226-232.  Purchase price is $39.95.

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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