ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
Extension cords
by annemarie1. 09/25/18 06:06 PM
220/230/240V 60Hz Systems
by gfretwell. 09/23/18 02:50 PM
Inspection camera help
by petey_c. 09/22/18 07:52 AM
Motion detectors and dimmers
by gfretwell. 09/20/18 04:02 PM
Acronis Backup 2017
by gfretwell. 09/16/18 12:46 AM
New in the Gallery:
Plug terminals
Housebilding DIY wiring
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 9 guests, and 23 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Workers hurt in electrical accident #162274
04/16/07 07:01 AM
04/16/07 07:01 AM
3
32VAC  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 202
Alice Springs, NT, Australia

April 16, 2007 05:45pm
Article from: AAP

TWO university workers have been taken to a Melbourne hospital suffering burns after an accident in an electrical substation.

WorkSafe Victoria spokesman Michael Birt said the two men were working in an electrical substation at Monash University's Clayton campus, in Melbourne's southeast when the accident happened today.

"Around 2.15pm (AEST) two Monash University electricians and a subcontractor were working in a substation near Wellington Road, when the two Monash employees received electric shocks," Mr Birt said.

"They suffered burns to their face, hands and arms," he said.

"They were taken to The Alfred Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries."

Mr Birt said the men had been working in the substation after a pole fire at 12.30pm in a nearby street had disrupted electricity supplies to the university.

"They were testing cabling as a result of the earlier outage when they suffered the shock," he said.

Mr Birt said the third man who was working in the substation was not injured.

He said WorkSafe investigators were at the scene.

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21566204-1702,00.html

Arc Flash PPE Clothing, LOTO & Insulated Tools
Re: Workers hurt in electrical accident [Re: 32VAC] #162581
04/21/07 06:40 PM
04/21/07 06:40 PM
Trumpy  Offline

Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,247
SI,New Zealand
Thanks for that Darren.
Quote
"They suffered burns to their face, hands and arms,"

Certainly makes a good case for keeping yourself covered up when working in dangerous situations, regardless of the shock hazard present.


Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
renosteinke
renosteinke
Blue Collar Country
Posts: 5,316
Joined: January 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Admin 13
BigB 4
Popular Topics(Views)
249,478 Are you busy
187,396 Re: Forum
176,739 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.017s Queries: 15 (0.004s) Memory: 0.9448 MB (Peak: 1.0575 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-09-26 15:38:56 UTC