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Accident: 14558050 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Exposed Live Parts

Accident: 14558050 -- Report ID: 0418500 -- Event Date: 10/05/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1741881510/10/19841731Eaglewood, Inc.
AN EMPLOYEE WAS REPLACING A PRIMARY POWER SWITCH IN A CONSTANT-CURRENT REGULATOR CABINET WHICH WAS LOCATED IN A BUILDING ACCESSIBLE ONLY TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. THE EMPLOYEE WAS A QUALIFIED FIELD SERVICE ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN AND WAS WORKING ALONE. THE REGULATOR WAS DISCONNECTED FROM ITS POWER SUPPLY. THE EMPLOYEE'S HAND CAME IN CONTACT WITH A SWITCH IN AN ADJACENT CABINET WHICH HAD BEEN OPENED FOR UNKNOWN REASONS. THE RESULTING ELECTRIC SHOCK FROM THE 4160-VOLT SOURCE WAS FATAL.
Keywords: e gi iii, electrical, electrician, electrocuted, panelboard, electrical work
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17418815 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical and electronic technicians

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