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Incorrectly sealed wet location twist lock receptacle causes arch flash explosion

Incident Investigation

Incorrectly sealed wet location twist lock receptacle causes arch flash explosion

August 22, 2019

Electrical

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.

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