ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat Box
Recent Posts
Questioning the electrical norms
by HotLine1 - 03/04/21 12:35 PM
Lock-down Thread
by gfretwell - 03/03/21 12:38 PM
Northern Tool Recalls Powerhorse Generators
by Admin - 02/25/21 09:49 PM
You will never guess
by gfretwell - 02/25/21 07:48 PM
New in the Gallery:
Facebook follies, bad wiring
FPE in Germany pt.2
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 22 guests, and 19 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Workers hurt in electrical accident #162274 04/16/07 06:01 AM
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 202
3
32VAC Offline OP
Member

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 05:40 PM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,379
Trumpy Offline
Member
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:

2020 National Electrical Code
2020 National Electrical
Code (NEC)

* * * * * * *

2020 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2020 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
sparky66wv
sparky66wv
West Virginia
Posts: 2,236
Joined: November 2000
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Popular Topics(Views)
275,689 Are you busy
209,610 Re: Forum
196,959 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3