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Accident: 200462646 - Electric Shock - Contact With Energized Parts Thru Wrench

Accident: 200462646 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 04/15/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31514126704/16/20118999Pichardo Development Corporation
Two employees were replacing old, defective circuit breakers and busbars in existing load centers in a hospital. Neither employee was a licensed electrician; however, they were working under the license of their employer. At the time of the accident, the employees were working on two panelboards (panel #1 and panel #2), which were located in the same room. The supply circuits for these panelboards were in a separate room, 150 meters away. Before the employees starting working on the panelboards, one of the employees deenergized panel #1, and his coworker began working on it. Without deenergizing panel #2 or using electrical protective equipment, the first employee removed its cover and trim. As he put a metal wrench on the lug on a circuit breaker to loosen it, he was electrocuted.
Keywords: e gi iv, electrical, electrician, electrocuted, panelboard, electrical work, lockout, circuit breaker, elec circ part--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315141267 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians

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