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Accident: 200673556 - One Killed, One Injured After Electric Shock From Drill

Accident: 200673556 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 11/02/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30424897411/02/20011743Milton Taylor Carpet & Tile
On November 2, 2001, Employee #1 and Employee #2, his helper, were installing ceramic tile in the bathroom of a warehouse addition under construction. Employee #1 was trying to repair an electric drill that kept shocking him when used. He told his helper to plug the drill into a Ground Fault Circuit Interruptor receptacle, which did not work, but to unplug it if he (Employee #1) reported being shocked. When Employee #2 plugged in the drill, both workers received electric shocks and he dropped the cords. Employee #1 was electrocuted. EMT's responded but were unable to revive Employee #1.
Keywords: repair, work rules, electrocuted, construction, elec circ part--misc, electric shock, electric drill, mech malfunction, elec port tool--misc
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304248974 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Interior tile work (ceramic, vinyl, acoustic)
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source
2 304248974 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:

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