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Accident: 201091642 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 201091642 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 04/29/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12621305704/29/19981731Contra Costa Electric Inc.
At approximately 10:45 a.m., an employee was vacuuming out the bottom section of a 15-kilovolt Cutler-Hammer circuit breaker cubicle. Apparently, he contacted the bottom of a fuse holder for one of the phases in the lower section of the enclosure, received an electric shock, and lost consciousness. Another employee went for help; plant personnel arrived and administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Emergency medical services transported the injured employee to a hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 11:40 a.m. He had been electrocuted.
Keywords: maintenance, e gi iv, electrical, cpr, electrocuted, lockout, circuit breaker, elec equipment--misc
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 8 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126213057 Fatality Electric Shock Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install. FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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