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Accident: 104691.015 - Employee Is Shocked And Burned During Electrical Testing

Accident: 104691.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 11/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1294760.01502/14/2018Master Electrical Contractors Inc.
At 10:10 a.m. on November 9, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an electrical services company, was engaged in electrical work at a water/sewer treatment plan. He attempted to use an STB Phase Rotation Indicator, Model Number 50109-G-DX2, to check the rotation on one of the plant's blowers. The blower was energized, and when Employee #1 connected the test equipment, he sustained a 4,160-volt electrical shock and electrical burns. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the electrical shock and burns to both forearms and hands.
Keywords: test equipment, hand, burn, electric shock, electrical work, electrician, construction, arm
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition   1 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1294760.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install. FallDist:
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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