Arc Flash, Electrical Shock & Explosion Videos

Electrical accidents happen from either electrical shock or electrical arc flash explosions.  Below are some videos from cameras catching live events as well as staged demonstrations.

You can click on the following link to see all the videos imbeded on one page or click the individual links below to be redirected for each video.  Free Electrical Accident & Learning Videos

Electrical Shock & Explosions Video – Live Accident

The following links provide electrical shock and explosion videos.  Warning:  Some of the content is very graphic.

This electrical shock video shows a man with no protective equipment (not even gloves) getting shocked and a small blast. 

Electrical Transformer Fire caught by news camera

Video of Man on Train Roof in India Touches Electrical Power Line.  THIS IS VERY GRAPHIC.  Gives a sense of the great power of electricity and what it can do to the human body.  WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT:   

Video of Electrical Shock on High Power Line

Suicidal Man Kills Self on High Voltage Line  GRAPHIC CONTENT  

Electrical Engineer Experiences Electrical Explosion while replacing a coil

Electrical Tranformer Explodes after a car accident

Car Explodes from Electrical Power Lines Falling on it

Burglar gets big electric shock by fence designed to stop him

Woman touches high voltage line, gets electrocuted

Electrical Arc Flash Video – Live Accident

A few arc flash accidents have been caught live on video.  Below are links to the known video footage of arc flash accidents.

This video is footage of two electrical workers caught in an arc flash at an unknown location 

This ExxonMobil arc flash video footage was caught on a security camera while breakers were being racked.

Worker caught in arc flash explostion caught on video  Tough to tell why the explosion happened. 

This arc flash video provides a good demonstration of an arc occuring on power lines (with no blast).  This helps give a good image of what an arc is in terms of the energy in a fault escaping to the air. 

Arc Flash, Blast and Electrical Explosion Video Demonstrations & Educational

Describing arc flash in technical terms is one thing, but being able to see it’s impact on video is quite another.  Below are some good arc flash and eletrical shock video clips that are staged or educational.

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Arc Flash Testing – This one is nice because it shows the arc blasts in slow motion, damage to the equipment and PPE working against the arc blasts. 

Power Line Blast from Connecticut Light and Power

Bonneville Power Arc Flash Demonstration on High Voltage Video

Arc Flash Video Demonstration Using a Dummy

Palo Verde Water Reclamation Arc Flash Story

The David Bird Arc Flash Story

The Vern Bingham Arc Flash Story

Electrical Power Line Demonstration

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  1. July 5, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Wow that last one is a bit crazy, couldn’t even see anything that could have caused that.

  2. Carmel Pule'
    September 8, 2014 at 9:22 am

    I am often required to make investigation on Power Transmission faults and underground cables which are not laid down well in the ground and are subjected to stress and eventually break down, due to road movement and also too tight curves when laying cables. I wonder if you have any videos showing such faults. Sometimes the faults are so fast that the circuit breakers discrimination time is too long to trip it.

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