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Accident: 200332138 - Painter Contacts High Voltage Wire, Falls, And Is Injured

Accident: 200332138 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 08/04/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31240117708/12/20081721Califan Painting
On August 4, 2008, Employee #1 was painting the wall of a building adjacent to an electrical substation, when the six-foot painting wand he was using contacted a 7,200-volt conductor. Employee #1 suffered an electric shock and fell eight feet. Employee #1 sustained a head injury and was hospitalized.
Keywords: head, building, struck against, electric conductor, electric shock, fall, painter
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 8
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312401177 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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