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Accident: 201142494 - Employee Electrocuted Repairing Light Fixture

Accident: 201142494 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 05/01/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30085482505/02/20021731Miller Electric Of Orange Inc
At approximately 5:30 p.m. on May 1, 2002, Employee #1 was repairing a light fixture in the crawl area above the first floor ceiling of a commercial building. He was working alone. At about 9:00 p.m., Employee #1's wife contacted the employer to ask why her husband hds not yet come home. The employer had not expected Employee #1 to work late and, after being unable to contact him over the phone, went to the building to investigate. At approximately 10:30 p.m., Employee #1 was found dead in the crawl space. The circuit on which he had been working was still energized. It is believed that he was electrocuted when he accidentally contacted the live, 277-volt circuit.
Keywords: lighting circuit, repair, work rules, lighting fixture, struck against, construction, lockout, elec circ part--misc, crawl space
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300854825 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians

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