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Accident: 201330776 - Employee Killed When Power Backfed Through Generator

Accident: 201330776 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 11/06/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30814122511/08/20041731O'Connell Electric Co. Inc.
On November 6, 2004, Employee #1 was electrocuted when a 480 volt service was backfed through an emergency generator.
Keywords: voltage backfeed, electrical, work rules, electrocuted, construction, elec circ part--misc, electric generator
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair $250,000 to $500,000 38 400 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308141225 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians' apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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