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Accident: 200901049 - Employee Dies After Electric Shock From Lighting Circuit

Accident: 200901049 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 04/26/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30376981404/29/20021731Allgood Electric Company, Inc.
At approximately 9:20 p.m. on April 26, 2002, Employee #1 was working from a 6 ft stepladder, installing the emergency ballast for a fluorescent light fixture. Power to the fixture and the ballast had not been disconnected. As Employee #1 was working, he contacted the 277-volt circuit and received an electric shock. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he died of cardiac arrest.
Keywords: lighting circuit, work rules, lighting fixture, struck against, construction, cardiac arrest, elec circ part--misc, electric shock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303769814 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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