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Accident: 14410955 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 14410955 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 10/13/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12356998010/14/19971731M & I Electric, Inc.
An electrical worker was performing maintenance in a substation. He opened an insulating shutter covering energized parts of a circuit breaker and contacted a live part. The employee was electrocuted. He had been informed that circuit breaker cubicle was energized and was not supposed to work in that cubicle.
Keywords: electrical, power line worker, work rules, electrocuted, lockout, e ptd, substation, circuit breaker, elec utility work
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant Maintenance or repair $20,000,000 and over 1 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 123569980 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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