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Accident: 98256.015 - Worker Contacts Energized Circuits, Incurs Electrical Burns

Accident: 98256.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 08/14/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1255876.01508/17/2017Chain Electric Company, Inc.

At 3:00 p.m. on August 14, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an electrical services company, was lowering the bucket on a line truck. He noticed that the animal g uard on the lightning arrestor was not closed. As Employee #1 attempted to clos e the animal guard with his hands, his shirt sleeve made contact with energized circuits, and he sustained electrical burns to his right arm. Emergency service s were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for electrical burns.

Keywords: animal, arm, burn, construction, construction vehicle, electric shock, electrical, guard, lightning arrester, truck

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1255876.015 39 M Hospitalized injury Electrical power installers and repairers

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