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Accident: 200775740 - Employee Is Electrocuted While Examining Junction Box

Accident: 200775740 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 09/01/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31376807909/01/20091731Commonwealth Electrical Technologies, Inc.
On September 1, 2009, Employee #1, an electrician, stepped or kicked an electrical junction box with a cover. This junction box had feeds for the building lights and a control switch for the lights in a cooler. This impact of the junction box resulted in a small arc flash turning off the power to the 277 volt lights. It was determined that the circuit remained energized, and Employee #1 still attempted to examine the junction box. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: electric arc, electrician, electrocuted
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 18 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313768079 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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