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Accident: 200714004 - Employee Is Electrocuted While Welding

Accident: 200714004 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 09/15/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31427527209/16/20101799Richland Chambers Area Construction
At approximately, 12:00 p.m. on September 15, 2010, Employee #1, of Richland Chambers Area Construction, was electrocuted while welding an angle iron on to a retaining wall. Employee #1 was found standing in approximately 3 feet of water, with the welding lead also in water.
Keywords: electrocuted, welder, welding, electric shock, retaining wall, water
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Shoreline development, dam, reservoir New project or new addition Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314275272 Fatality Electric Shock Welders and cutters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Seawall construction, riprap placement
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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