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Accident: 200260610 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Conduit

Accident: 200260610 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 04/01/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30237991204/02/19991541Rust Constructors, Inc.
An apprentice electrician was assisting a journeyman electrician in removing some 480-volt equipment from a building under renovation. The apprentice was removing a conduit on which other electricians had worked previously. The conduit enclosed an ungrounded circuit conductor that apparently had a break in its insulation at a connection to a junction box. While the apprentice was handling the conduit, the bare part of the conductor contacted the conduit. He was electrocuted.
Keywords: elec insulation, electrical, conduit, e gi vii, electrician, electrocuted, electrical work, ground fault, equipment grounding, electric conductor
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 4 200 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302379912 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians' apprentices FallDist:
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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