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Accident: 110884.015 - Employee Receives Electrical Shock And Falls From Six Foot L

Accident: 110884.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 10/05/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1359539.01511/09/2018Northrop Construction, Inc.
At 3:30 p.m. on October 5, 2018, an employee was working to install a one hundre d and twenty volt power supply for an electronic lock system in the ceiling of a commercial building restroom. The employee accessed the ceiling panel with a si x foot aluminum Werner ladder, but did not disconnect power to the circuit by sh utting off the breaker and locking it out. As the employee began to strip the in sulation on the live wire in preparation to connect it to the power supply, he r eceived an electrical shock. The employee then lost balance and fell off of the ladder. The employee received in-patient treatment at a local hospital for multi ple spinal fractures.
Keywords: circuit breaker, disconnecting means, electric shock, electrical, electrical splice, fall, fracture, installing, ladder, lockout, lost balance, shock, spine
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1359539.015 51 M Hospitalized injury Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause:

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