Door latching mechanism burns individual

Incident Investigation

Door latching mechanism burns individual

June 7, 2019


Reference Number:

II-863230-2018 (#13186)

Location: Castlegar

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

Incident overview

A component of a door latching mechanism that secure a door of a motor control dislodged when the starter control switch lever was closed. The dislodged component contacted energized components inside the motor starter enclosure creating an electrical incident. One individual sustained minor burns from fingers to elbow, and numbness to the right side of their face.


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