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Accident: 14350367 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 14350367 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 08/16/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
163556408/21/19841731Mastins Inc
AN EMPLOYEE WAS CONNECTING A TWO-LAMP FIXTURE TO ENERGIZED TEMPORARY WIRING. HE WAS WORKING FROM A 6-FOOT WOODEN LADDER, AND HE WAS CLOSE TO THE METAL CEILING GRID. HE RECEIVED AN ELECTRIC SHOCK AND FELL TO THE FLOOR. WITHIN 20 MINUTES HE WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL, WHERE A 1.5-HOUR RESUSCITATION EFFORT FAILED. HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD FROM ELECTRIC SHOCK AND CARDIAC ARREST. THE NEUTRAL CONDUCTOR OF THE TEMPORARY CIRCUIT HAD NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED, AND NO GFCI WAS PROVIDED.
Keywords: lighting circuit, electrical, electrocuted, electrical work, lockout, temporary wiring
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1635564 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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