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Accident: 200678159 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 200678159 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 09/23/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31426556209/23/20101731Panel Electric, Inc.
An electrician was installing lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacle outlets in a remodeled apartment. As he was installing a 120-volt, 15-ampere receptacle outlet in the bathroom of the apartment, he contacted energized parts and was electrocuted. The general contractor reported that, on the morning of the accident, the electrician had complained of receiving electric shock and was told to deenergize the circuit and remove the circuit breaker. His employer's policy was to deenergize and locked out electric equipment before beginning work.
Keywords: installing, receptacle, e gi iv, electrical, electrician, electrocuted, electrical work, lockout
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 5 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314265562 Fatality Other Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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