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Accident: 201167863 - Employee Is Electrical Shocked While Replacing Sump Pump Mot

Accident: 201167863 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 05/08/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12615134905/08/20066513Roxbury Properties Inc
At around 10:30 a.m. on May 7, 2006, Employee #1could not get the replacement motor for the sump pump that weekend, and planned to get this done on Monday. He had replaced motors before. For this particular one, he had replaced twice before. He did not have the key to the top panel of breakers and decided to work hot. He took out the old motor and pulled new wires into the conduit. He could not recall what happened next. According to a tenant, he came down to do laundry when he heard a moaning sound and found the Employee #1 on the floor with feet on the sump with water and a wound on the right side. Paramedics were called and transported Employee #1 to Cedar Sinai Hospital. He was later transported to Van Nuys Burn Center. He sustained amputation of index and middle fingers on left hand and damaged liver and kidney. According to injured employee he was not provided any personal protective equipment, such as rubber gloves, blanket or goggles for eye protection.
Keywords: amputated, electrical, ppe, conduit, finger, liver, electric shock, kidney
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126151349 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Machinery maintenance occupations

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