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These early studies convinced several companies, particularly those in the petrochemical industry, that too many people were suffering injuries from arc flash incidents. These companies took steps to establish the first set of practices designed to better protect employees and electrical contractors working on energized electrical equipment.

An arc flash workplace incident is the result of an electric arc of sufficient uncontrolled energy to cause a fire, explosion or blast and damage to equipment or installations and skin burns and ...

This foot suffered massive internal injuries, which weren't readily visible, and had to be amputated a few days later. Arc or Flash Burns This man was near a power box when an electrical explosion occurred.

Electricians and other employees who work on electrical equipment are at risk of arc flash injuries. According to a recent G&W Electric white paper, approximately 30,000 arc flash incidents happen ...