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Accident: 200200657 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Conductor

Accident: 200200657 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 09/21/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30018067609/22/19981731Lawson Electric, Inc.
An employee was installing a new ballast in a lighting fixture in a restroom. He was working from an insulated ladder inside one of the metal stalls. He had not deenergized the lighting circuit, nor was he using rubber insulating gloves or insulated tools. The employee contacted an energized conductor and was electrocuted.
Keywords: ballast--lighting, elec protect equip, e gi iv, electrical, electrician, electrocuted, lighting fixture, electrical work, lockout, electric conductor
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300180676 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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