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Accident: 200620573 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 200620573 -- Report ID: 0454714 -- Event Date: 04/29/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12733904204/29/19991731Robert M Long
A crew was installing a jumper in a substation at a plant manufacturing electronic components. The crew had deenergized the circuit but had not drained a capacitor, which had a charge of 11 kilovolts. One of the employees on the crew opened a cabinet and contacted the capacitor. He was electrocuted. The employees had a briefing in the morning, and the cabinet had a warning label.
Keywords: e gi iv, electrical, electrician, electrocuted, capacitor, electrical work, lockout, electrical cabinet
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 8 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 127339042 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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