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Accident: 14240097 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Armored Conduit

Accident: 14240097 -- Report ID: 0625100 -- Event Date: 01/18/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10361813801/18/19891731Gamblin & Rodgers Electrical Company Inc.
AN ELECTRICIAN WAS CONNECTING AN EMERGENCY CIRCUIT TO A DUAL-PURPOSE OVERHEAD FLUORESCENT LIGHTING FIXTURE DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MEDICAL CLINIC. HE WAS WORKING FROM THE THIRD OR FOURTH STEP OF A 6-FOOT STEPLADDER. THE EMPLOYEE EITHER STARTED TO FALL AND GRABBED AN ARMORED FLEXIBLE CONDUIT, OR WAS HOLDING ONTO THE CONDUIT AND RECEIVED AN ELECTRIC SHOCK THAT CAUSED HIM TO FALL. THE CONDUIT BROKE LOOSE AND SLID DOWN OVER THE BARE ENDS OF THE 277-VOLT CONDUCTOR. THE EMPLOYEE WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: electrical, conduit, stepladder, electrician, electrocuted, electrical work, lockout, e c, ground fault, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103618138 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians

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