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Accident: 129290.015 - Employee Receives Electrical Shock And Dies While Terminatin

Accident: 129290.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 09/04/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1491715.01509/08/2020Elliott Electric, Inc.
At 2:15 p.m. on September 4, 2020, an employee was working in a 480/277 volt dis tribution switchgear cabinet that was energized and partially trimmed out with e lectrical circuits. As some point, while terminating a ground wire for a 60-amp automatic transfer switch, the employee made contact with an energized buss bar and received an electrical shock. The employee was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where the employee was pronounced dead with the cause determined to b e electrocution.
Keywords: electric shock, electric switch, electric current, electrical, electrical cabinet, electrician, electrocuted
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   1 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1491715.015 51 M Fatality Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work

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