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Accident: 201330495 - Employee Electrocuted Repairing Outdoor Lighted Sign

Accident: 201330495 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 04/16/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30522994004/17/20021731Micca Electric, Inc.
On April 16, 2002, Employee #1 was renovating an old outdoor lighted florescent sign on the roof of a frozen custard stand. The job involved installing 16 new socket ends, 2 new ballasts, and new wiring to all 8 florescent light tubes. The input voltage was 110 volts-AC to the ballasts, and 590 volts-AC output from the ballasts. When the wiring was completed, Employee #1 re-energized the circuit, but only six of the eight lights worked. He went back over to the sign to diagnose and repair the problem, but failed to de-energize the circuit. Employee #1 was holding live wires with his bare hands when he was electrocuted.
Keywords: lighting circuit, repair, electric sign, work rules, electrocuted, construction, electrical work, elec circ part--misc, advertising sign, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305229940 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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