Anatomy of an Incident and Lessons Learned: Arc Flash Accident at LANL
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

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Topics:  Electrical, Maintenance, Work Management/Planning

On May 3, 2015 at Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Area 53, during Preventative Maintenance on a 13.8-kV electrical substation, a wireman entered a cubicle on the energized portion of the switchgear to clean it with a commercial spray cleaner and suffered severe injuries from the resulting arc flash and blast. This is a presentation that was given at an Argonne National Laboratory ISM Colloquium by LANL Deputy Chief Electrical Safety Officer Tommy R. Martinez about the LANL arc flash and blast.

Link to video presentation: https://opexshare.doe.gov/lesson.cfm/2017/9/8/14835/Anatomy-of-an-Incident-and-Lessons-Learned-Arc-Flash-Accident-at-Los-Alamos-National-Laboratory

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