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#103856 - 12/08/02 04:34 PM WARNING!! Electrical Burns! Not for the Squeamish!
Joe Tedesco Offline
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WARNING!! WARNING!! VERY GRAPHIC IMAGES OF ELECTRICAL BURNS

Submitted by: OSHA Professor - Grizzy

http://electrical-contractor.net/jt/grz1.JPG

Talking about insulated tools earlier, here’s some accidents which resulted from not using insulated tools, and / or insulated gloves, and / or lockout etc.

This worker will never practice in the trade any more. How will the family be provided for? How will he play baseball with his children?
These are the accidents I see, day in and day out.

http://electrical-contractor.net/jt/grz2.JPG

Same hand a few days later, when massive subcutaneous tissue damage had caused severe swelling (swelling usually peaks 24-72 hours after electrical shock). To relieve pressure , which would have damaged nerves and blood vessels, the skin on the arm was cut open.



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#103857 - 12/08/02 05:20 PM Re: WARNING!! Electrical Burns! Not for the Squeamish!
CTwireman Offline
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Registered: 02/07/02
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Loc: Connecticut, USA
What voltage level caused these burns?
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#103858 - 12/09/02 04:37 AM Re: WARNING!! Electrical Burns! Not for the Squeamish!
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I just had breakfast!
Seriously, I view these pictures regularly and believe it is the most effective way to remind us of the dangers that exist in our field. When I am in a situation that requires PPE, it is the memory of these images that vividly comes to mind and induces me to find the appropriate safety equipment.

PS,
These images provide a valuable service, but the warning didn't "warn" me enough. In the meantime, could you please post the links to these images for those of us who need regular reminders?

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#103859 - 12/09/02 06:48 AM Re: WARNING!! Electrical Burns! Not for the Squeamish!
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Registered: 11/27/02
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Loc: Holland, MI USA
I have to agree with Redsy. It's really hard to look at these photos. But it's a good reminder of what can happen. Since I've seen photos like this I have more repect for electrons.

I think anyone working in an electrical related job should be required to view photos like this.

RSlater,
RSmike

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#103860 - 12/09/02 08:46 AM Re: WARNING!! Electrical Burns! Not for the Squeamish!
fireftr Offline
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Registered: 01/16/02
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Loc: Bucyrus Ohio Usa
Can anyone give me the references on proper PPE for electricians to use? I am interested in 480 VAC systems, motor control centers, panelboards, Etc;. Our co. does not provide us with any electrical safety equip. and I need the regs. to be able to back up our requests. We are required to work in many cabinets hot, ie; production machinery, motor starters, panels. I have a copy of NFPA 70E but I am looking for a better or easier to use guide.

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#103861 - 12/09/02 10:39 AM Re: WARNING!! Electrical Burns! Not for the Squeamish!
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#103862 - 05/04/04 04:55 PM Re: WARNING!! Electrical Burns! Not for the Squeamish!
Joe Tedesco Offline
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Please be reminded that May is Electrical Safety Month! Be careful and safe all year too!



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#103863 - 05/04/04 07:05 PM Re: WARNING!! Electrical Burns! Not for the Squeamish!
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This is a sobering reminder of the potential we deal with day in & day out! one of the technicians in my company received 2nd & 3rd degree burns to his arm when he was trying to cut power to a prehistoric Zinsco 6 ckt meter panel w/ no main ocpd... He removed the meter & the whole panel exploded!... Turned out the homeowner was stealing power & whatever he had rigged up burst into flames... Last I heard, the homeowner was in prison on all kinds of charges!

-Randy

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#103864 - 05/05/04 05:59 AM Re: WARNING!! Electrical Burns! Not for the Squeamish!
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Registered: 01/22/04
Posts: 609
Loc: Northern IL
I would like to see how this healed up. Does he have a chuck of missing tissue in his hand? Did they have to amputate?

As far as how he will put food on the table, regardless of who was at fault, his personal injury lawyer will make sure that his bosses liability insurance, work comp, site owner's liabilty, and anyone else in 100 yd radius who is insured, is asked that question.

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#103865 - 05/07/04 08:35 PM Re: WARNING!! Electrical Burns! Not for the Squeamish!
electroman68 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/03
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Loc: Moweaqua, Ill, USA
Every two years my company gives us electrical 2 & 3 training. The pictures they show us are very grapic. I know it's a pain to put all that PPE on, espcially for small tasks, but only takes a second for something like that to happen.

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