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Accident: 200554558 - Employee Is Electrocuted While Replacing Ballast

Accident: 200554558 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 08/22/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31024484308/23/20067349Derouen Electrical Service, Inc.
On August 22, 2006, Employee #1, an electrician apprentice, was assigned to replace the ballast in a ceiling-mounted light fixture. While Employee #1 was changing the ballast from a ladder on a catwalk, he was electrocuted. Employee #1 fell to the main floor, just below the catwalk where he was working, and was killed. No one witnessed the accident.
Keywords: ballast--lighting, electrician, electrocuted, ladder, lighting fixture, electric shock, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  Other   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310244843 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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