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Accident: 201088671 - Employee Suffers Electric Shock Pulling Wires On Panel Box

Accident: 201088671 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 07/10/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30636503201/04/20071731Porterville Electric
At 11:45 a.m. on July 10, 2006, Employee #1 was performing his regular duties for an electric company in Porterville, CA. He was pulling electrical wire through the bottom of a 480-volt main panel box when he reached into the panel through a different opening and contacted the busbar. The current entered his left cheek and exited his left shoulder. Employee #1 sustained burns to his skin and was transported to Sierra View Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Keywords: burn, work rules, struck against, busbar, construction, electric conductor, electric shock, electrical cabinet, skin, blind reaching
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306365032 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians' apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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