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Report: Direct exposure to electricity, unspecified at Johnson Controls in Austin, Texas

DATE: 09/24/15

An employee was replacing a motor on a chiller. While he was loosening a lug, his wrench made contact with the starter cabinet, which shorted to the ground and caused an arc flash. He sustained second degree burns to his face and left arm. LOTO was not used and proper PPE was not worn at the time of the incident.

Report ID 2015097041  
Date 09/24/2015  
UPA 1023544  
Primary NAICS 336360  
Nature 1532 Second degree electrical burns
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 3310 Cooling and humidifying machinery and appliances, unspecified
Event 5110 Direct exposure to electricity, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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