Incorrectly sealed wet location twist lock receptacle causes arch flash explosion

Persona

Persona

Technologies

Technologies
Reference number
II-895972-2019(#14925)

Location: West Kelowna

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

Impact

Injury
 

Injuries: 1

Injury description: Individual sustained minor burns to upper forearm; released from hospital same day with no further complications.

Injury rating: Moderate

Incident rating: Moderate
 

Incident overview

A 480v 30Amp twist lock electrical plug and receptacle failed upon connection causing arc flash burns to an individual.

Attachment Size
I 14925-895972 2020-NO-05.pdf 1.23 MB