Burn from Arc Flash


Rolty, SA: A man was wounded from an electrical explosion at Rolty Industries Inc. on Diversion Street, Johannesburg just before 11:00 a.m. Tuesday. Rural Ambulance Services reported that the man, 55, was taken with flash burn to Memorial Hospital after the explosion, which occurred at 35 Diversion St. He received burns to 40 percent of his body, mainly to his face, hands and arms, according to Capt. Donald of the Fire Department. A subcontractor had been hired by the business to do electrical maintenance work, said Fire Department Battalion Chief. He said an arc flash between two conductors, caused the injury. Rolty Industries Inc is one of the world’s largest suppliers of machined optical glass blanks, slumped optical glass blanks, according to the company’s web site. It was established just after World War II as Fischer Optical according to the website.

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