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Accident: 115601.015 - Employee Receives Electric Shock From Energized Conductors

Accident: 115601.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 11/22/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1362091.01511/26/2018Tiller Constructors Partnership, Inc.

At 12:30 p.m. on November 22, 2018, Employee #1, a superintendent employed by a construction company, was engaged in electrical work at a seven-story hospital. He was tracing an electrical line for an x-ray "in use" light fixture in an abo ve-ceiling crawlspace. He had recently tested the wiring and was aware it was e nergized. As the employee proceeded with tracing the line without de-energizing the circuit, he received an electric shock from 277/480-volt energized conducto rs. The employee lost consciousness. Firefighters and emergency medical techni cians arrived but were delayed from providing services for approximately 10 minu tes while the electricity to the area was turned off. They then extracted the e mployee through an 18-inch access hatch. The employee required hospitalization for approximately one month.

Keywords: construction, crawl space, electric conductor, electric shock, electrical work, energized, lighting circuit, lighting fixture, lockout/tagout, unconsciousness
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation   7 70

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1362091.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work

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