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Accident: 121191.015 - Employee Is Killed By Electrocution While Installing Air Han

Accident: 121191.015 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 10/29/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1441183.01510/29/2019Classic Air Care Llc
At 2:30 p.m. on October 29, 2019, an employee was stripping wire insulation, usi ng Klein Wire Strippers, to strip a 120v wire to prepare a connection to the ter minals in an air handler unit. A 240v electrical circuit had not be deenergized. The employee's thumb touched the energized metal jaws of the wire stripper that were in contact with the 120v conductor and was killed by electrocution.
Keywords: connecting, electrical work, electrocuted, energized, hvac, hand tool, installing, thumb
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1441183.015 20 M Fatality Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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