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Report: Direct exposure to electricity, unspecified at West Texas Utility Services LLC in Big Lake, Texas

DATE: 09/17/19

While performing a break-out and disassembling equipment on-site, an employee removed the meter cover. Then, while removing the bypass blades with pliers and a screwdriver, the screwdriver contacted the meter box, causing an arc flash. The employee sustained second degree burns on his face, chest, and left hand, and sustained a second/third degree burn on his right hand.

Report ID 2019099736  
Date 09/17/2019  
UPA 1499569  
Inspection 1431789  
Primary NAICS 213112  
Nature 1533 Third or fourth degree electrical burns
Part of Body 440 Hand(s), unspecified
Source 4417 Switchboards, switches, fuses
Event 5110 Direct exposure to electricity, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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