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Accident: 118245.015 - Employee Contacts Energized Circuit And Is Electrocuted

Accident: 118245.015 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 07/20/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1417075.01507/22/2019Meany Inc.
At 12:45 p.m. on July 20, 2019, Employee #1 and two coworkers, employed by an el ectrical services company, were installing wiring and Acuity Brands BLT/BLC LED Luminaire lights in a school classroom. Employee #1, an electrician, was workin g from an 8-foot fiberglass ladder and checking an installed light that had shor ted out. Coworker #1, the crew foreman, went to turn off the breaker that suppl ied power to the classroom. Before the power stopped transmitting to the room, Employee #1 made contact with an energized circuit, sustained an electrical shoc k, and fell from the ladder. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead from electrocution.
Keywords: breaker plate, construction, electrical work, electrician, electrocuted, fall, fuse, installing, ladder, lighting circuit, lighting fixture
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1417075.015 50 M Fatality Electrical and electronic technicians FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures

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