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Accident: 170672679 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Conductor

Accident: 170672679 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 08/12/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12380171408/13/19937011Farmers Inv. Co. D/B/A Greenwood Executive Inn
An employee was correcting a problem with a fluorescent light in a motel billboard. The lamp in one of the lampholders was burning out frequently. The employee had worked on the problem on the previous day and was continuing the job on the day of the accident. A coworker on the ground had handed him tools, but was not otherwise assisting in the job. The employee was using an extension cord set, an electrical circuit tester, an electric hot air gun, and a cordless drill during the course of his work. The circuit for the lights on the sign was energized. The coworker saw the employee, who was in the sign, holding a conductor and shaking violently. Emergency rescue services were called, but the employee was pronounced dead at the scene. He had apparently been electrocuted.
Keywords: e gi iv, electrical, electrocuted, electrical work, lockout, electric conductor, advertising sign, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123801714 Fatality Electric Shock Supervisors, cleaning and building service workers

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