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Accident: 103458.015 - Employee Saws Through Conduit And Is Shocked

Accident: 103458.015 -- Report ID: 0352460 -- Event Date: 02/15/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1295382.01502/15/2018Ralph Tyeryar
At 8:45 a.m. on February 15, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a roofing company, w as tearing off the roof of an existing one-story commercial building that was be ing renovated. He was instructed to use a Milwaukee Sawzall reciprocating saw, Catalog Number 6519-30, Serial Number C25C3162702329, 12 amperes, 120 volts, to cut through metal conduit protruding approximately 16 inches above the roof's su rface. The building owner had advised that the wires in the conduit were not en ergized. However, when Employee #1 cut through the insulation to the wires insi de, he received an electric shock. Emergency medical technicians with an ambula nce were parked outside the building, and they transported Employee #1 to the ho spital, where he was examined and released.
Keywords: conduit, construction, dismantling, electric saw, electric shock, repair, roof, saw
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1295382.015 43 M Hospitalized injury Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause:

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