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Report: Direct exposure to electricity, unspecified at NORTHEAST TEXAS POWER, LTD. in Cumby, Texas
Employees were replacing a double circuit pole. When one phase of a 3-phase, 200V-power line was energized, it went straight to ground, causing an arc flash. An employee sustained second degree burns to the face and upper left arm.
|Second degree electrical burns
|Part of Body
|Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
|Power lines, transformers, convertors
|Direct exposure to electricity, unspecified
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