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Accident: 14519839 - Electric Shock - Contact With Energized Part Thru Pliers

Accident: 14519839 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 08/20/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10108337608/21/19861731Sharp Electric Inc.
A FIRST CLASS ELECTRICIAN WORKING FROM A STEPLADDER WAS CONNECTING A CONDUCTOR FOR A LIGHTING CIRCUIT IN A JUNCTION BOX. HIS SHOULDER WAS TOUCHING A METAL SPRINKLER PIPE AT THE TIME. HE WAS UNSCREWING A WIRE NUT, USING HIS ELECTRICIAN'S PLIERS, APPARENTLY TO CHECK TO SEE IF THE CIRCUIT WAS ENERGIZED. THE CIRCUIT WAS ENERGIZED (AT 277 VOLTS), AND THE ELECTRICIAN WAS ELECTROCUTED WHEN THE PLIERS TORE THROUGH THE WIRE NUT AND CONTACTED THE CONDUCTOR.
Keywords: e gi ii, electrical, insulated tool, electrician, electrocuted, electrical work, lockout, hand tool
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101083376 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians

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