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Accident: 170179709 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Lighting Wiring

Accident: 170179709 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 12/31/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11222442301/04/19915311Target Store
AN EMPLOYEE WAS STANDING ON A STEPLADDER ABOUT 6 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND, REMOVING STOCK BOXES. THE SHELF FOR THE BOXES WAS 1.5 FEET HIGHER THAN A FLUORESCENT LIGHTING FITTING. A BOX FELL ON TOP OF THE FITTING, WHICH BECAME DETACHED AT ONE END. A 277-VOLT CONDUCTOR CONTACTED THE LADDER ON WHICH THE EMPLOYEE WAS STANDING. AS A RESULT THE EMPLOYEE RECEIVED AN ELECTRIC SHOCK.
Keywords: lighting circuit, e gi iii, electrical, conduit, stepladder, ladder, lighting fixture, metal ladder, electric conductor, electric shock
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112224423 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Stock handlers and baggers

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