While installing a switch in a commercial building, an electrician was severely burned when an electric arc flashed off the switch he was installing.
The electrician appeared to have second-degree burns over 40 percent of his body.
The arc flash event set off the fire alarm; when the fired department arrived the electrician was walking around, but had blistering burn wounds on his face, chest and arms. He was transported by ambulance to a hospital’s burn unit.
The building and fire inspectors investigating the incident could not be reached for comment. At the time of this writing the condition of the electrician is unknown.
Any doubts that your company is compliant? Your employees safe?
The 2012 Edition of the NFPA 70E recommendations are in print and take effect January 1, 2012.
Do you and your employees know all of the changes? Have they been implemented into your Electrical Safety Program? Do you have an Electrical Safety Program? Have you had Electrical Safety Training in the last year?
If the answer to any of those questions is no, then contact Macron Safety today!
Call 916-905-6535 or contact us to be certain you are in compliance.