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Accident: 104614.015 - Employee Contacts An Energized 277 Volt Wire And Is Electroc

Accident: 104614.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 04/10/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1307935.01504/10/2018Prime Power Services, Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on April 10, 2018, Employee #1 was relocating a conduit in the outdoor lighting circuit. There were connecting wires coming out of the conduit through a pull elbow. The employee was working from a 12 foot fiberglass ladder. He was using a pair of pliers when he made contact with a 277 volt energized wire at the pull elbow. Employee #1 was electrocuted and suffered cardiac arrest as well as electrical contact burn marks on his right hand, with metallization of the skin. Blunt force trauma injuries were also observed on the body and were related to the secondary fall after the shock.
Keywords: shock, cardiac arrest, fall, electrocuted, hand tool, lighting circuit, ladder, electrical work, conduit, burn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1307935.015 61 M Fatality Electric Shock Machinery maintenance occupations

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