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Accident: 14547616 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Conductor

Accident: 14547616 -- Report ID: 1050210 -- Event Date: 04/11/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1457239004/16/19844911Homer Electric Assocs
A five-person crew was assigned to remove a three-phase switching cabinet. Two of the three phase conductors supplying this cabinet were to be abandoned, and the third phase was to be used for a new single-phase transformer. The transformer was to be installed at the site of the retired switching cabinet. The conductors in the energized switching cabinet were mismarked. Consequently, one of the employees disconnected the wrong conductors. Instead of disconnecting a load-side connection in the cabinet, he had disconnected a 14.4-kilovolt-to-ground power supply cable and had laid it alongside the cabinet. He then picked up the cable, which he believed to be deenergized. He received an electric shock and sustained burns to his left leg and both wrists. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, e gi iv, electrical, marking, electrician, electrical work, lockout, electric conductor, electric shock, electrical cabinet
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14572390 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Geologists and geodesists

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