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Accident: 201272960 - Electric Shock & Fall - Contact With Energized Conductor

Accident: 201272960 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 08/18/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31355559108/19/20091731Direct Tv Home Services, Inc.
An electrician was standing on a fiberglass ladder, cutting a metal cable on a 120-volt, 20-ampere, single-phase circuit. When he stripped the metal armor from the cable, he contacted an energized conductor, received an electric shock, and fell approximately 1.5 meters to the floor. He was transported to a hospital, where he died either from electrocution or from injuries sustained in the fall.
Keywords: e gi iv, electrical, electric cable, electrician, electrocuted, electrical work, lockout
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313555591 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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