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Accident: 170895254 - Electric Shock & Burn - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 170895254 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 12/10/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12025510412/22/19971731Roy C. Phares Enterprises
An employee was working in an electrical room at a youth authority. He was changing the oil in some fused oil cutout switches (G & W Electric Specialty Co., Serial or Model No. FC31RB-S, rated 2500 volts, 100 amperes). He was working on the last switch of three. The switch was open, but the line side conductor was still energized. The employee touched the energized conductor and received an electric shock. He also sustained third-degree burns on his right hand. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, elec protect equip, electrical, cutout switch, power line worker, lockout, e ptd, elec utility work, electric shock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120255104 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Post Decking Detail Work
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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