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Accident: 14481642 - Electric Shock - Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 14481642 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 10/01/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1765493010/07/19861741Masonry Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1765494810/07/19861751S & J Contractors
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1765455910/07/19861542J. F. Cox And Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1756470910/02/19861731Dave Hinkle Electric Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1765492210/07/19861791Wilson Crane And Steel Erectors
A LABORER FOR A CONTRACTOR WAS INSTRUCTED BY THE ASSISTANT FOREMAN TO INFORM ALL CREW MEMBERS TO SECURE THEIR WORK AREAS FOR THE EVENING. AS HE WAS INFORMING THE CREW, THE EMPLOYEE REMOVED A 20-FOOT ALUMINUM EXTENSION LADDER FROM INSIDE THE BUILDING AND TOOK IT OUTSIDE. HE PLACED THE LADDER ON THE MUDDY EARTH AND LEANED THE LADDER AGAINST THE BUILDING NEXT TO SOME ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS. THE CONDUCTORS, WHICH PASSED THROUGH THE BUILDING WALL, SUPPLIED A LIGHTING FIXTURE. THE LABORER, PRESUMABLY BELIEVING THAT THE CONDUCTORS WERE DEENERGIZED, BEGAN TO STRIP THE INSULATION FROM THEM IN ORDER TO PLACE WIRE NUTS ON THE ENDS IN PREPARATION FOR THE NEXT DAY'S WORK. THE CONDUCTORS WERE ENERGIZED, HOWEVER, AND THE LABORER WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: electrical, electric conductor, electrocuted, e c, hand tool, untrained, lockout, insulated tool, metal ladder, electrical work
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17654930 Occupation Not Listed
2 17654948 Occupation Not Listed
3 17654559 Occupation Not Listed
4 17564709 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers
5 17654922 Occupation Not Listed

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