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Accident: 200012797 - Employee Dies From Electric Shock

Accident: 200012797 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 08/19/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31363677108/20/20097349Denny Hornbeck Construction Company, Inc.
On August 19, 2009, Employee #1 was replacing a ballast for a 400 watt mercury light bulb. He was working on an aluminum ladder, at the height over 25 ft from the ground. The power supply line was energized, and the circuit breaker for the lighting fixture was tripped. Employee #1 fell off the ladder, twitching one of his legs in the air. An ambulance was summoned to the site, and Employee #1 was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: burn, ballast--lighting, ladder, construction, metal ladder, electric shock, fall, painter, hand, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313636771 Fatality Electric Shock Painters, construction and maintenance

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