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by , on February 11, 2011
The line worker was working on a power cable immediately below a 33,000-volt line that were supposed to both be deactivated.  However the 33kV line was live.  When the lower line touched the 33kV line, the worker received a 19kV shock.  The worker lost a section of his right hand when the electricity entered his body...
by , on February 11, 2011
Four electricians and an engineer were working on an electrical installation in an underground mine when an explosion resulted in their death.  The cause of death is still under investigation, but may have been related to methane. From my experience this is VERY likely to have been an arc flash but could have ignited methane. Click...
by , on February 11, 2011
Oh the hazards of stealing electricity to grow pot! These guys should have had electrical safety training. Contrary to popular belief, hemp shirts are not more flame resistant in arc than cotton. We’ve tested but we did not inhale! Click here to see a hemp t-shirt in arc flash. After responding to a home fire...
by , on February 11, 2011
Six NYC firefighters have suffered 2nd degree burns to their hands while wearing a new glove that was sold as Flame Resistant and meeting the National Fire Protection Association Standards. However, post-accident analysis of the fibers in the glove liners indicated that the manufacturer had the cotton fiber to a polyester blend. The manufacturer of...
by , on February 11, 2011
This article is worth the read. Don’t wait until an accident to re-think your electrical training Click here to read more.
by , on February 11, 2011
A utility worker was fatally electrocuted when the bucket lift he was operating from the ground became energized when the worker inside the bucket accidentally energized the lift. The bucket was made of fiberglass so the worker inside the bucket was uninjured. Both workers were working for Southern Electric Corp. Click here to read more...
by , on January 28, 2011
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by , on January 19, 2011
Two Baltimore  construction workers were burned in an underground explosion and electrical fire while working in a manhole.  They both sustained first and second degree burns.  One was taken to a trauma center and the other to a burn center.    The cause of the arc flash is under investigation. Click here to read more about arc flash...
by , on January 19, 2011
"WENATCHEE — An worker suffered minor burns to his face at about 7:50 a.m. today when electricity arced inside an electrical panel he was working on at 521 S. Columbia Street. The worker was treated at Central Washington Hospital, said Mitch Barnes, a batallion chief for the Wenatchee Fire Department. Barnes did not know the name of the injured worker this morning, so his condition was not available from officials at Central Washington Hospital. The building is being remodeled, Barnes said. It is owned by Hamilton Investment Group, LLC."
by , on January 19, 2011
An electrical worker in St. Kitts was injured in an arc flash incident that occurred as he scaled a ladder to examine a sparking cable wire.  Immediately following the flash, he descended the ladder and discovered that his vision was affected. A by-stander transported him to the hospital.  The worker also sustained burns to his...