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Accident: 100702.015 - Electrical Apprentice Is Shocked And Burned By Energized Cab

Accident: 100702.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 11/06/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1277006.01511/14/2017New River Electrical Corporation
At 5:15 p.m. on November 6, 2017, Employee #1, an electrical apprentice, and Coworker #1, the foreman, both employed by an electrical systems construction company, were engaged in replacing old electrical cables in a residential neighborhood. Employee #1 was stripping insulation from a new 1/0 electrical cable in preparation for the installation of a pothead insulator. The cable inadvertently became energized, and Employee #1 sustained a shock of 7,620 kilovolts and severe burns to his arm and knee. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for electrical shock and burns.
Keywords: arm, knee, residential construction, installing, elec utility work, electrical work, electrician, electrocuted, electric cable, burn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1277006.015 20 M Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electricians' apprentices

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