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Accident: 201088978 - Employee Electrocuted Servicing Steamer Oven

Accident: 201088978 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 05/25/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31082014705/25/20071711Airtech Services
At 3:00 p.m. on May 15, 2007, Employee #1, of Airtech Services, was servicing a 480 volt Groen steamer oven in the kitchen of the Mendota Unified School District's high school campus. He was stretched out on two smaller appliances next to the oven, and was reaching behind it with his right arm to reconnect the water supply when his head contacted the exposed electrical terminals on the oven. Employee #1 was electrocuted. The Fresno County Coroner's Office and Sheriff's Department responded to a call by the School District's office.
Keywords: head, electrical, oven, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction, elec circ part--misc, blind reaching
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310820147 Fatality Electric Shock Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install. FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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