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Recent Posts in Electrical Fire Category

  • Major Causes of Industrial Fires & Explosions

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 10-Aug-2018

    According to the National Fire Association (NFPA), an average of 37,000 fires occur in industrial and manufacturing properties every year—with an average of 16 killed, over 250 injured, and more than $1 billion in property damage. These incidents occur frequently for many different reasons. However, most of them lead back to employer negligence. Below are some of the most common causes of ...
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  • Protecting Workers from Arc Flash Accident Injuries

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 23-Jun-2015

    Arc flash accidents are an electrical phenomenon that occurs when an electrical current leaves its designated path and travels to another conductor or ground through the air. If a worker is directly hit by an arc flash or in close proximity to one, the result is usually severe injury or death. How Are Arc Flashes Caused? Many things from human error to faulty wire installations can cause an arc ...
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  • Recognizing National Electrical Safety Month

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 19-May-2015

    Each May is designated as National Electrical Safety Month in the United States. Electrical products and equipment can be found on many industrial jobsites. While they are vital tools for workers, they are also dangerous if used improperly. Each year, more than 3,500 workers are injured and over 300 are killed in electrical accidents. Most electrical accidents can be prevented through proper ...
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  • Arc flash is a specific type of electrical accident that occurs when the electrical current is sent through the air from one conductor to another—typically the ground. Arc flash accidents are responsible for roughly 7,000 injuries a year. Arc flash injuries usually result in burns that can be severe enough to require hospitalization. In some instances, arc flash accidents can even prove ...
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  • Five CenterPoint Workers Injured in Electrical Fire

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 20-Jun-2013

    A fire erupted this morning in downtown Houston and at least five workers in the building have been taken to nearby hospitals with burn wounds. The Houston fire officials say that the accident happened at about 10:00 a.m. in a block of Capitol in the Southwestern Bell Building. The employees were all working for CenterPoint Energy and were performing electrical maintenance in the basement of the ...
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