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Accident: 200452431 - Electrician Is Electrocuted While Connecting Light Wires

Accident: 200452431 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 07/23/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31110995307/23/20081731C&R Electrical Services, Inc.
On July 23, 2008, Employee #1, an electrician, was connecting fluorescent light wires to a junction box while working from an eight-foot fiberglass "A" frame ladder. The ladder was not opened and was in the locked position leaning against the wall. Employee #1 was using a stripping tool on an energized wire (277-volts). Part of the circuit was hot and not deenergized prior to employees working on it. There were no lockout/tagout procedures implemented. He was electrocuted and fell from the ladder, striking his head as he fell. The nature injuries were not specified in the original narrative.
Keywords: head, electrician, electrocuted, electrical work, lockout, electric conductor, electric shock, fall, electrical box
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311109953 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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