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Accident: 170831150 - Electric Shock & Fall - Direct Contact With Live Conductor

Accident: 170831150 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 02/07/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11954718002/10/19976512The Frederick Business Properties Company
A 55-year-old electrician was installing a ballast on a 120-volt outdoor motel sign. He contacted an energized conductor on the output side of the ballast while he was standing about 2.4 meters above the ground on an aluminum extension ladder. He received an electric shock, which caused him to fall from the ladder. He sustained head injuries from the fall. The employee was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital as a result of electrocution complicated by severe head trauma. The employee had had a history of heart problems.
Keywords: ballast--lighting, lighting circuit, e gi iv, electrical, electrician, electrocuted, ladder, electrical work, lockout, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119547180 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians

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