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Accident: 170160741 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Conductor

Accident: 170160741 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 09/03/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11200311609/04/19903841Dupaco Inc.
ON THE PREVIOUS FRIDAY, EMPLOYEES HAD REMOVED CONDUCTORS FOR LIGHTING FIXTURES. THESE EMPLOYEES HAD LEFT THE REMAINING EXPOSED CONDUCTORS STICKING OUT OF A CONDUIT THAT WAS HANGING FROM THE CEILING BEHIND SOME STORAGE RACKS. WHEN SOMEONE LATER TURNED ON THE LIGHTS, THE CONDUCTORS BECAME ENERGIZED. A WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR MOVED THE CONDUIT OUT OF HIS WAY AND CONTACTED THE EXPOSED CONDUCTORS. HE WAS ELECTROCUTED. THE EMPLOYEE, WHO HAD BEEN WORKING FOR THE COMPANY FOR 6 YEARS, HAD BEEN IN CHARGE OF THE WAREHOUSE AND PLANT MAINTENANCE FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS. HIS SUPERVISOR STATED THAT HE HAD BEEN VERY SAFETY CONSCIOUS.
Keywords: lighting circuit, e gi iv, electrical, conduit, electrocuted, lockout, unguarded live parts, electric conductor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112003116 Fatality Electric Shock Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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