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Report: Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas

DATE: 04/11/18

An employee was taking voltage measurements with a multi-meter while performing preventative maintenance when he contacted live voltage. An arc flash occurred, causing third degree flash burns to his right hand. Personal protective equipment was not worn at the time of the incident.

Report ID 2018043499  
Date 04/11/2018  
UPA 1327429  
Primary NAICS 611310  
Nature 1533 Third or fourth degree electrical burns
Part of Body 440 Hand(s), unspecified
Source 330 Heating, cooling, and cleaning machinery and appliances, unspecified
Event 5112 Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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