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Accident: 14348197 - Electric Shock And Burns - Direct Contact With Live Parts

Accident: 14348197 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 05/25/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
121543305/25/19841731Rabey Electric Co Inc
AN EMPLOYEE WAS INSTRUCTED BY HIS FOREMAN TO CLIMB AN 18.25-FOOT-HIGH SUBSTATION SWITCH STAND TO HELP INSTALL A 3-INCH BY 18-FOOT ALUMINUM BUS. THE BUS WAS TO RUN FROM THE CIRCUIT BREAKER TO THE SWITCH ON THE LOAD SIDE OF THE SWITCH STAND. HE WAS TO BOLT THE BUS TO THE SWITCH WITH HAND TOOLS. THE EMPLOYEE CLIMBED THE SWITCH STAND AND WALKED TOWARD THE OPPOSITE END OF THE STAND, WHERE THE SWITCH WAS LOCATED. WHEN HE REACHED THE CENTER OF THE STAND, HE RECEIVED AN ELECTRIC SHOCK FROM A 115-KILOVOLT SWITCH LOCATED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SWITCH STAND. HE SUSTAINED SERIOUS BURNS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF HIS BODY AND LEG FRACTURES.
Keywords: burn, clothing, fracture, electrical, electric switch, e ptd, substation, elec utility work, electric shock, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1215433 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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