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Accident: 102953.015 - Employee Contacts Energized Parts And Is Shocked/Burned

Accident: 102953.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 02/01/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1293822.01502/08/2018Baker Electric, Inc.
At 8:00 a.m. on February 1, 2018, Employee #1, employed by an electrical subcont ractor, was working at a multiemployer construction project, a new medical facil ity. He was troubleshooting an "In Use" sign that was not functioning properly. Employee #1 tested approximately six live electrical wires within a junction b ox. He then bypassed the relay, and during the troubleshooting process he came into contact with live parts. Employee #1 sustained an electric shock and burns . Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to a hospital burn center, admitted, and treated for the electric shock and burns.
Keywords: burn, construction, electric shock, electrical box, electrical testing, electrician, lockout/tagout, ppe, untrained
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1293822.015 56 M Hospitalized injury Electrical and electronic engineers FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work

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