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Accident: 200830537 - Employee Electrocuted In Trench From Buried Transponder Box

Accident: 200830537 -- Report ID: 0215600 -- Event Date: 05/30/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30353297205/30/20021794Alex Figliolia Contracting Corp.
On May 30, 2002, Employee #1 was standing in a 3 ft deep excavation, using a steel blowpipe with a copper tip to create the path for a new water main line connection in the street. As he was working, Employee #1 contacted an energy source and was electrocuted. During subsequent investigation, two wooden transponder boxes were uncovered approximately 1 ft 6 in. below the area being probed. There was a small hole in one of the boxes through which water was flowing.
Keywords: leak, excavation, electrocuted, construction, trench, current leakage, elec circ part--misc, electric shock, water
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303532972 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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