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Accident: 14349021 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Busbars

Accident: 14349021 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 06/18/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10188187806/19/19861721Richardson Paint Co., Inc.
AN EMPLOYEE OF A PAINTING CONTRACTOR WAS WIRE BRUSHING A STRUCTURE WITHIN A SUBSTATION (FOR A RAILROAD) TO PREPARE IT FOR BRUSH PAINTING. THE SUBSTATION HAD NOT BEEN DEENERGIZED, NOR HAD THE CONDUCTORS BEEN INSULATED. THE EMPLOYEE EITHER CONTACTED A 44-KILOVOLT LINE IN HIS WORK AREA, WHICH THREW HIM ONTO THE 4160-VOLT BUSBARS, OR SIMPLY FELL ONTO THEM. THE CONTACT WITH THE BUSBARS RESULTED IN HIS ELECTROCUTION.
Keywords: elec protect equip, electrical, electrocuted, busbar, e ptd, substation, elec utility work, painter
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101881878 Fatality Electric Shock Painters, construction and maintenance

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