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Accident: 107433.015 - Worker Is Shocked When Tool Contacts Metal Conductors

Accident: 107433.015 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 06/26/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1325597.01507/05/2018Ram Construction Services Of Michigan Inc
At 10:45 a.m. on June 26, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was engaged in repair work at a five-story building's parking structure. He wa s using a pneumatic chipping hammer/chisel to remove concrete from around embedd ed electrical conduit and post tensioning cables. The metal chisel penetrated a metal conduit which was energized with 277 volts of electricity. Employee #1's arm and hand muscles locked up on his tool as he was shocked. The employee was finally able to release the tool and sit down. He was transported to the hospit al, treated for electric shock, and released without hospitalization.
Keywords: chipper, concrete, conduit, construction, cutting, electric conductor, electric shock, electric current, energized, lighting, pneumatic tool
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair   5
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1325597.015 29 M Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement

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