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Accident: 107709.015 - Employee Installing Electrical Receptacle Burns Hands

Accident: 107709.015 -- Report ID: 0215600 -- Event Date: 06/12/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1323037.01506/14/2018Lippolis Electric, Inc.
At 1:30 p.m. on June 12, 2018, Employee #1, employed by an electrical services company, was engaged in electrical installation work at a new 40-story multifamily residential building. He was using PVC Electrical Conduit 633L Cement and installing an electrical receptacle connection to the floor. The cement came into contact with energized electrical wires and ignited. The employee placed the burning cement can into a toilet, where the cement reacted with the water. The employee's hands were engulfed in fire. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for burns to both hands.
Keywords: receptacle, connector, fire, residential construction, installing, hand, glue, electrician, conduit, water, cementing, chemical reaction, chemical burn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   40 400
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1323037.015 26 M Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Electricians' apprentices

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