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Accident: 200673457 - Employee Electrocuted By Short Circuit In Concrete Drill

Accident: 200673457 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 08/14/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30424728108/14/20011711Mar-B Plumbing Corporation
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on August 14, 2001, Employee #1, was operating an electric concrete coring drill on the second floor of a condominium under construction. Coworkers found him lying in a puddle of water, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. He was electrocuted due to a short circuit in the drill.
Keywords: portable power tool, electrocuted, construction, electrical fault, electric drill, mech malfunction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304247281 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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