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Report: Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts at Chancellor, Inc. in Saint Gabriel, Louisiana

DATE: 01/12/15

Employee was testing a meter with an 8-ft shotgun stick in an energized zone and encountered an arc flash. This incident occurred at approximately 8:00 AM on January 12, 2015. The employee was hospitalized with 2nd and 3rd degree burns. The employee was authorized to be in the energized zone and was wearing flame retardant clothing, a hard hat, safety glasses and a high-visibility vest.

Report ID 2015010393  
Date 01/12/2015  
UPA 931820  
Inspection 1017766  
Primary NAICS 237130  
Nature 1533 Third or fourth degree electrical burns
Part of Body 9999 Nonclassifiable
Source 7199 Handtools-nonpowered, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 4417 Switchboards, switches, fuses
Event 5112 Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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