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Accident: 106947.015 - Employee Is Shocked While Working On Steel Water Main

Accident: 106947.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 06/27/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1326807.01506/29/2018Bolinas Community Public Utility District
At 10:00 a.m. on June 27, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a municipal utility, was engaged in a water main installation. Using a portable cut-off saw, he cut an approximately 5-foot long section of 4-inch steel water pipe. He entered the trench with the pipe, at which point he touched the exposed end of the pipe. Employee #1 received an electric shock. He was transported to the hospital, admitted, and monitored for heart rate and other vital signs as well as a right forearm muscle tremor.
Keywords: ppe, cutting, construction, portable power tool, installing, heart, electric shock, arm, contact, trench, saw, water pipe, steel
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1326807.015 29 M Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Water and sewage treatment plant operators

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