Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200541043 - Employee Burned In Electrical Explosion, Later Dies

Accident: 200541043 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 04/19/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30696073304/19/20041731Wood Electrical Construction
On April 19, 2004, Employee #1 and a coworker, both journeymen electricians, were situated on a scissor lift pulling 480-volt, three-phase, temporary wiring into a de-energized disconnect switch that would then be placed on a 480-volt energized bus duct to provide power for a construction site outside a mall. They were inserting one end of a messenger cable, which was used to support the temporary wiring, into a section of the ventilation grid on the bus duct when the cable became energized and two explosions followed. The second explosion produced a ball of flames that severely burned both workers. Employee #1 died as a result of his injuries on May 26, 2004.
Keywords: burn, electrical, work rules, electrician, construction, electrical work, elec circ part--misc, electrical fault
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306960733 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fire/explosion

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.