High voltage interrupting switch failure results in arc flash

Persona

Technologies

Technologies
Reference number
II-882604-2019 (#14507)

Location: Nanaimo

Regulated industry sector: Electrical - High voltage electrical system (greater than 750V)
 

Impact

Injury
 

Injuries: 0

Injury description: NA

Injury rating: NA

Incident rating: Major
 

Incident overview

During a routine isolation process to install equipment and record measurements to facilitate future retrofit installations of breakers, a main high voltage interrupting switch for a transformer failed when opening, resulting in an arc flash and damage to the equipment.

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