Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201060399 - Electric Shock - Cause Unknown

Accident: 201060399 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 01/21/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12013449901/23/19977389Stanford Sign & Awning
Two employees were working from an articulating boom aerial lift, repairing an electric sign. After replacing the wiring, ballasts, and lights, the employees descended and one of them started to clean up. The second employee wanted to test the lights, so the two employees connected an extension cord to a truck-mounted generator. The second employee inserted two conductors from the sign into the connector on the extension cord set. This energized the sign, and he went back up in the aerial lift to check the sign and perform more work while the sign remained energized. His coworker left to get soft drinks. When he returned, he found the second employee hanging over the edge of the aerial lift platform and slumped on top of the sign. The first employee quickly disconnected the sign from the cord set and went up to rescue his coworker. Emergency medical services transported the injured employee to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead of electrocution.
Keywords: e gi ii, elec protect equip, electrical, cord set, electrician, electrocuted, electrical work, lockout, cord connector, equipment grounding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120134499 Fatality Electric Shock Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.