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Accident: 112046.015 - One Employee Is Shocked By Halogen Light, Other Employee Lat

Accident: 112046.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 12/21/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1367898.01512/21/2018Hudapack Metal Treating Of Illinois, Inc.
At 5:30 a.m. on December 12, 2018, Employee #1 had entered the vat and was attempting to reposition a Halogen work light. As he grasped the light with both hands, Employee #1 screamed "Take the light off me". Employee #2 attempted to separate the light and was electrically shocked. Employee #2 then attempted to separate the work light from the flexible power cord that was connected to the lamp cord and was shocked. Employee #2 called for help and contacted the shift supervisor. Other employees responded to the call for help and removed Employee #1 from the vat/tank. CPR was started and 911 was contacted. Employees #1 and #2 were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at 6:10 at the hospital.
Keywords: plug adapter, electrocuted, lighting fixture, electric shock, cord connector, cpr
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1367898.015 43 M Fatality Electric Shock Machine operators, not specified
2 1367898.015 27 M Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Laborers, except construction

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