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Accident: 116859.015 - Employee Makes Contact With Live Wires And Is Electrocuted

Accident: 116859.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 06/01/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1405925.01506/03/2019Georgia Walls, Inc.
At 11:30 a.m. on June 1, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was engaged in demolition work at a one-story building that was being renovated. He was attempting to remove drywall from around piping and other installed mechanical equipment. A nearby junction box had been left open by other employees working earlier in this space. Employee #1 came into contact with live wires extending from the box, and he was exposed to 227 volts of electricity. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: pipe, electric conductor, electrocuted, electrical box, dismantling, demolition, construction, electrical
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Demolition   1 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1405925.015 35 M Fatality Electric Shock Construction Laborer FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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