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Accident: 118335.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted During Building Demolition

Accident: 118335.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 07/25/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1418413.01507/25/2019Riteway Systems, Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on July 25, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a demolition company, was engaged in demolition work at a six-story multifamily residential structure. As he grabbed a metal stud at the end of a hallway, the stud came into contact with exposed live wires from the building's emergency lighting system. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: unguarded live parts, residential construction, lockout, lighting fixture, lockout/tagout, electrocuted, demolition, wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   6 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1418413.015 55 M Fatality Electric Shock FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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