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Accident: 14515720 - Electric Shock - Contact With Live Part Thru Tool

Accident: 14515720 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 06/28/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
169765506/29/19841731R C Electric Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
169918006/29/19841542Peter Brown Co Inc
AN ELECTRICIAN POSITIONED HIMSELF ON A STORAGE SHELF AND REMOVED A 2-FOOT-BY-4-FOOT CEILING TILE IN ORDER TO REACH A JUNCTION BOX. HE DID NOT HAVE ON A SHIRT, AND HIS STOMACH WAS IN CONTACT WITH THE GROUNDED CEILING TILE GRIDS. HE WAS GOING TO REMOVE ABOUT 0.5 INCHES OF INSULATION FROM AN ENERGIZED CONDUCTOR IN THE JUNCTION BOX. TO DO THIS, HE HAD ELECTRICIAN'S PLIERS WHICH HAD THE INSULATION REMOVED AT THE HANDLE TIPS. THE METAL HANDLE WAS IN CONTACT WITH HIS FOREARM, JUST BELOW THE WRIST, AS HE CUT INTO THE INSULATION ON THE CONDUCTOR. ELECTRIC CURRENT FLOWED THROUGH THE EMPLOYEE FROM HIS FOREARM TO HIS STOMACH, AND HE WAS ELECTROCUTED. THE COMPANY HAD NO ESTABLISHED LOCKOUT AND TAGGING PROCEDURE.
Keywords: electrical, e c, electric conductor, electrician, electrocuted, lockout, electrical box
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1697655 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians
2 1699180 Occupation Not Listed

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