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Accident: 170173322 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Conductor

Accident: 170173322 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 08/29/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11178898009/21/19908221Foothill-De Anza Community College District
AN EMPLOYEE WAS STANDING ON A WOODEN STEPLADDER, INSTALLING A TELEPHONE LINE ABOVE A FALSE CEILING. WHEN HE REACHED ABOVE THE FALSE CEILING, HE CONTACTED AN ENERGIZED CONDUIT THAT HAD BEEN LEFT THERE BY A PREVIOUS CONTRACTOR. THE ELECTRIC SHOCK KNOCKED THE EMPLOYEE OFF THE LADDER, AND HE FELL ABOUT 5 FEET TO THE FLOOR. THE EMPLOYEE WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR HIS INJURIES.
Keywords: electrical, conduit, stepladder, e gi vii, ladder, unguarded live parts, electric conductor, electric shock, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111788980 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electricians

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