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Accident: 14258503 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Conductor

Accident: 14258503 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 07/13/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30099656807/20/19981731R. Becker Electric
An electrician was working on top of a canopy of an automobile service station. He was working with the owner of the company for which he worked, installing wiring and lighting fixtures. The employee was working on completing the wiring for the B circuit while the owner was testing the A lighting circuit on the canopy. The owner energized the A circuit and was planning to test the current to the ballasts. The B circuit had not yet been connected to the branch circuit supply and, thus, was supposedly deenergized. When the electrician began to cut excess conductor from a roll that was connected to the B circuit, he was electrocuted. Investigation of the accident indicated the conductors from the B circuit apparently contacted the energized A circuit, which energized the B circuit.
Keywords: electrical, electrician, electrocuted, electrical work, lockout, e c, electric conductor, electrical fault
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 12 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300996568 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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