Serious Accident Alert

An electrician was replacing a blown fuse by hand.  The circuit had residual stored energy which caused the electricity to pass through his hand and exit through his calf which was in contact with the bottom of the cabinet.
 
Best Practices
  • Lock out / Tag out electrically powered equipment.
  • Test for stored electrical power and ground high-voltage circuits if possible.
  • Utilize proper electrically rated personal protective equipment (i.e. Fuse pullers, hot gloves).
  • Utilize properly sized and rated fuses in electrical equipment.
  • Use insulated mats or other electrically non-conductive materials at switches.
  • Only trained and authorized persons should work on electrically powered equipment.
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Safety Smart Gear is a distributor of Safety Vests, Reflective Clothing, High Visibility Rain Gear, High Visibility T-Shirts and Flame Resistant Workwear. Our goal is to always be “cutting edge” in every sense of the phrase to our customers. Our extensive knowledge base along with both foreign and domestic industry leader partnerships enable us to provide a diverse, value driven, product line of the highest quality together with a friendly customer support experience. We supply a diverse line of industrial safety equipment, flame resistant clothing, safety glasses, rain gear and high visibility apparel throughout the U.S. and abroad.

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