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Accident: 170228035 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 170228035 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 10/08/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11075003110/09/19891731Intercoastal Electric
A CREW HAD INSTALLED SOME EQUIPMENT IN A SUBSTATION. WHEN THEY CHANGED FROM TEMPORARY POWER TO PERMANENT POWER, THEY DISCOVERED THAT THE "ROTATION" WAS WRONG. THE FOREMAN ON THE CREW, A 43-YEAR-OLD ELECTRICIAN, DISCONNECTED THE BREAKERS AND WENT BEHIND THE SWITCHGEAR TO CHANGE THE ROTATION. HE ENTERED THE WRONG SWITCHGEAR PANEL AND WAS ELECTROCUTED BY CONTACTED WITH CIRCUIT PARTS ENERGIZED AT 480 VOLTS.
Keywords: electrical, electrician, electrocuted, lockout, e ptd, substation, elec utility work, switchgear
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110750031 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians

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