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West Virginia alloy plant arc flash blast injures four

29 July 2015

Four men suffered burns after an arc flash incident on July 28 at an alloy plant in Fayette County, West Virginia. A spokesman for West Virginia Manufacturing said the incident happened when the employees were digging to install a new security gate and accidentally hit an electrical line, which caused a transformer to blow.

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Three sustained burns to the arms and face and were transported to Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital. The other man had more severe injuries after suffering burns to the throat and was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital.

OSHA will be investigating the accident.


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