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Accident: 200556173 - Employee Is Killed When Cutout Is Energized

Accident: 200556173 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 09/03/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31476673409/04/20101731Embry Shaw Dba 220 Electric
On September 3, 2010, Employee #1 and a coworker were installing a backup generator. They were testing the main cutout switch from the generator to the switch-over gear. The coworker was at the cutout and Employee #1 was at the generator, twenty feet away, but within sight of the coworker. Communication had been established between the two employees that the cutout switch was about to be tested. When the cutout was energized by the coworker, Employee #1 was in contact with the lower amperage 110-volt sensing circuit and was electrocuted and killed.
Keywords: voltage backfeed, electrocuted, elec circ part--misc, electric shock, switchgear, electric generator
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314766734 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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