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Accident: 139522.015 - Employee Is Killed When Electrocuted

Accident: 139522.015 -- Report ID: 0253640 -- Event Date: 09/08/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1552758.01509/09/2021Islip Tn - Long Island Macarthur Airport Airfield
At 2:45 p.m. on September 8, 2021, Employee #1 was performing electrical work at an airport facility. He was troubleshooting a 4,400-volt transformer for an air field sign. He radioed to the tower to cut electrical power to the sign. He then opened the cap to access the electrical wiring. He grabbed the wiring to untang le it. Employee #1 was electrocuted and killed when he came into contact with li ve electrical wiring.
Keywords: airport, electric sign, electrical wire, electrical work, electrocuted, lockout/tagout, transformer, troubleshooting
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1552758.015 51 M Fatality

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