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Accident: 14433601 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Live Parts

Accident: 14433601 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 10/29/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10388584411/01/19934911Hawaii Electric Light Co Inc
An electric equipment repairer for an electric utility was disassembling the test transformer that he had used earlier to test a recloser. The employee was apparently not aware that the test transformer was still energized. The safety (light bulb) indicator was inoperable. The employee was disconnecting the test transformer's lead to the recloser; and, when he contacted the hex nut holding the lead, he received a fatal electric shock. He was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: electrical, electrical testing, electrician, electrocuted, lockout, test equipment, e ptd, elec utility work
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103885844 Fatality Electric Shock Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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