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Accident: 200774560 - Employee Electrocuted While Pulling Cables

Accident: 200774560 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 10/23/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31056276410/23/20061731Consolidated Electrical Services
On October 23, 2006, Employee #1, an electrician, was directed by his foreman to remove temporary cables from the circuit disconnect to an elevator motor and replace them with new permanent cables. He was pulling the cables when he contacted an energized cable that was part of a 480-volt, three-phase circuit. Employee #1 was electrocuted. The supply side of the disconnect was energized during the work.
Keywords: electrical, electrician, electrocuted, struck against, construction, electrical work, elec circ part--misc
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310562764 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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