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Accident: 170903017 - Burn - Electrical Fault

Accident: 170903017 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 08/16/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11983009908/16/19951731Shamma Electric

An electrician was working from a fiberglass stepladder, installing a fluorescent lighting fixture in the ceiling. He had not deenergized the 277-volt lighting circuit before he started installing the fixture. He apparently brought one of the circuit conductors into contacted with the T-bars supporting the dropped ceiling and caused an electrical fault. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee on his palms and chest. He was hospitalized in a burn center for about 2 months.

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Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119830099 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electricians

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