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NV: Arc Flash Injures Worker

October 8, 2012 Leave a comment

Las Vegas, NV: An NV Energy worker was rushed to the hospital Friday evening after an electrical box exploded near Washington Avenue and Cimarron Road.

Three NV Energy employees were working on the box just after 5:45 p.m. when they came into contact with electricity and an arc flash occured.

Only one worker took a serious jolt. He was taken to UMC Trauma for treatment for burns. He is conscious, talking, and is expected to recover.

“We got multiple 911 calls that they heard a big boom and they heard somebody screaming. Apparently it was the worker who was hurt,” said Las Vegas Fire and Rescue spokesperson Tim Szymanski.

Any areas that lost power as a result of the explosion have since had it restored. The accident will be investigated by NV Energy.

This is the second accident involving NV Energy workers this week. On Tuesday, a lineman fell to his death from a platform.

Stroy via fox5vegas.com