by , on May 24, 2011
Two employees of a retirement community and an electrical contractor were injured while working on an electrical panel when an arc flash occurred.  The contractor suffered burns to both hands and the other two suffered facial burns and respiratory tract damage.  The cause of the arc flash incident has not yet been determined.  Respiratory tract burns...
by , on May 24, 2011
A contractor working at the university suffered burns to his forearms while measuring voltage on a piece of equipment being installed.  Another nearby contractor sustained a flash burn to his eyes. They were both transported to a burn unit and have been released.  The incident is still under investigation.  Murray State has an NFPA 70E...
by , on May 19, 2011
OSHA has  issued six citations for willful safety violations and levied a $378K fine following an arc flash incident involving a wind farm technician.  The company failed to ensure that those technicians that were working in wind farm towers affixed their own energy isolation devices ( personal lock and tag devices) on the ground-level turbine switch gear...
by , on May 19, 2011
After an explosion at an office building alerted authorities, circuit breakers were found open and over $350K of copper wire was discovered missing.  Investigators believe the suspect cut the copper from the area were the main electrical feed enters the building created an arc flash explosion.  Investigators checked the hospital for suspects and identified only one arc...
by , on May 19, 2011
The Burning Wire, a fictional New York Times best seller written by Jeffery Deaver centers its plot around the evil use arc flash explosions. While the author took some liberties with the technical parts this is a long way from the obscurity that arc flash was in pre 1990.  I thank Lanny Floyd of DuPont for...
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