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Accident: 14515530 - Electric Shock And Fall - Direct Contact With Live Conductor

Accident: 14515530 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 05/08/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
169791105/09/19841731Electric Machinery Enterprises Inc
AN ELECTRICIAN'S HELPER WAS CONNECTING AN EXIT LIGHT IN A 9-STORY OFFICE BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THE LIGHT FOR THE EXIT SIGN WAS CONNECTED TO AN EMERGENCY LIGHTING CIRCUIT ON THE 4TH FLOOR. WHEN THE EMPLOYEE STRIPPED INSULATION FROM THE ENERGIZED 277-VOLT WIRE, HE RECEIVED AN ELECTRIC SHOCK AND WAS KNOCKED BACKWARDS OFF THE 6TH STEP OF AN 8-FOOT WOODEN STEP LADDER. HE LANDED ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD ON THE CEMENT FLOOR AND DIED AS A RESULT OF THE INJURIES SUSTAINED IN THE FALL.
Keywords: lighting circuit, electrical, electrician, ladder, construction, electrical work, e c, electric shock, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1697911 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians' apprentices

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