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Accident: 200712669 - Employee Is Killed When Electrocuted By Electrical Box

Accident: 200712669 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 07/19/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30864742907/20/20057623Hobson Air Conditioning
On July 19, 2005, Employee #1, of Hobson Air Conditioning, was working in an attic of an existing home. He was installing a new air conditioning unit and was applying a mastic sealant to the plenum. There was an electrical box near the drip pan. Employee #1 had his leg on or right next to the electrical box. He was sweating due to the temperature in the attic. When he made contact with the electrical box, which was energized, he was electrocuted. A coworker found the employee face down. The electrical box was not part of or involved in the installation process. .
Keywords: heat, electrical, air conditioner, electrocuted, electrical work, electric shock, electrical box
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308647429 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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