Arc Flash at a Manufacturing Facility

Incident Investigation

Arc Flash at a Manufacturing Facility

October 13, 2021


Reference Number:

II-1268495-2021 (#24429)

Location: Chilliwack, BC

Electrical - Low voltage electrical system (30V to 750V)

Incident Overview

A worker was testing a compressor prior to it being released for shipment. When the worker tried to connect the test cable under electrical load an arc flash occurred resulting in damage to the electrical equipment and the worker’s safety glasses and work gloves.

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