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Accident: 200830859 - Employee Killed When Head Contacts Elevator Power Line

Accident: 200830859 -- Report ID: 0215600 -- Event Date: 08/30/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30353741908/30/20041796Elite Elevator Cab, Inc.
On August 30, 2004, Employee #1, who worked for Elite Elevator CAB, Inc., was on a 6 ft tall A-frame ladder replacing an elevator ceiling that had recessed lights. He was looking through an escape hatch when his head contacted a 110- volt power line. Employee #1 was electrocuted. The power line was not insulated.
Keywords: elec insulation, head, overhead power line, hatch, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction, elec circ part--misc, elevator
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303537419 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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