Electrician injured in arc flash explosion



Reference number
II-1128363-2021 (#20427)

Location: Port Coquitlam

Regulated industry sector: Electrical - Low voltage electrical system (30V to 750V)

Incident overview

An arc flash exploded out from an energized 600 Volt 4000 Amp 3 phase MDC in a commercial warehouse while an electrician was removing energized components. As a result of the arcing fault, an arc flash (including intense heat and molten copper) sprayed out and burned the electrician.