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Accident: 200374973 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 200374973 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 02/08/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31407955902/16/20101731Blankenship Electric Inc
An electrician was working in the kitchen area of an elementary school. He was installing a new soap dispenser on a 480-volt dishwasher. He turned off the switch at the dishwasher, but did not open the circuit breaker for the dishwasher circuit. (That circuit breaker was located in the boiler room.) The employee, who standing on a metal ladder, contacted energized parts inside the control box for the dishwasher. He received an electric shock and was thrown across the room. The employee was hospitalized with burns to his right arm, a laceration to his head, injuries to the heart and discs in his back.
Keywords: burn, e gi iv, electrical, electrician, ladder, electrical work, lockout, elec circ part--misc, electric shock, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314079559 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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