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Accident: 200758837 - Employee Dies Of Heart Attack At Work

Accident: 200758837 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 06/08/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31314906406/09/20091731Jay Company Inc.
On June 8, 2009, an electrical contractor was getting prepared to expand a distribution panel that would add a new 1600 amp circuit, which would be used to power two new boilers that were going to be installed during shutdown in July 2009. An employee was kneeling in front of a live motor control circuit ready to pass a rope through the bottom of the unit to pull electrical cables which were not live, to the unit. During this work, the employee fell forward into the motor control circuit and hit his head on a live circuit. The employee was killed. The opening in the panel was 16-in. by 16-in. The live circuit was approximately 9 in. from the front of the cabinet. The coroner pronounced that the employee died of a heart attack and then fell into an electrical conductor.
Keywords: heart attack, electrician, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313149064 Non Hospitalized injury Other Electricians

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