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Accident: 200203495 - Employee Is Killed From Electric Shock

Accident: 200203495 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 06/24/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31277990306/24/20101711Maxwell Heating & Cooling, Inc.
On June 24, 2010, Employee #1 and a coworker were installing an air conditioning unit in the attic of a single family home. As Employee #1 was sweating in a pipe with a small torch he received an electrical shock. He gasped and asked for help from his coworker attempted to help his partner, but received a shock as well. The coworker then went to the main level of the house and shut off the power source to the house air conditioning unit. When the coworker returned, he found Employee #1 on fire and immediately put out the fire using his hands. Emergency services were called and, upon arrival, Employee #1 was taken to Tanner Medical Center, where he later died.
Keywords: installing, ppe, electrician, electrocuted, fire, lockout, electric shock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312779903 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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