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Accident: 201044088 - Employee Is Electrocuted And Is Killed

Accident: 201044088 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 03/27/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31290236403/27/20099511Water Reclamation District
On March 27, 2009, three employees were digging in an excavation to repair a leaking water pipe. Employee #1 was using a jackhammer to break up what the crew thought was a concrete thrust block. As the drill bit broke through the concrete, it struck an electrical conduit. Employee #1 was electrocuted and was killed.
Keywords: excavation, conduit, electrocuted, jackhammer, electric drill, concrete
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312902364 Fatality Electric Shock Specified mechanics and repairers

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