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Accident: 14562144 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 14562144 -- Report ID: 0214700 -- Event Date: 11/07/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10154279311/10/19891721Northgate Electric Corp.
AN EMPLOYEE WAS ASSIGNED TO WORK ON A GENERAL ELECTRIC SWITCH. HE WAS POSITIONED BETWEEN TWO ELECTRICAL CABINETS, BUT NO ONE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS DOING AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. APPARENTLY, THE EMPLOYEE STUMBLED WITHIN THE CONFINED AREA, AND HIS HAND CONTACTED A 277-VOLT-TO-GROUND BUS. THE TWO PHASES (480 VOLTS PHASE TO PHASE) WERE ONLY 1.5 INCHES APART, AND IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE EMPLOYEE CONTACTED BOTH PHASES. THE EMPLOYEE WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: e gi iii, electrical, electrician, electrocuted, electrical work, lockout, elec circ part--misc, electrical cabinet
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101542793 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians

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