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Accident: 201353869 - Employee Suffers Electrical Shock, Later Dies

Accident: 201353869 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 07/26/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31182276107/27/20098744Pri/Del-Jen A Services Jv
Employee #1 and a coworker were to install a new capacitor in a capacitor bank. Both employees were high voltage electricians. They did not conduct a job briefing prior to beginning this work. The power to the capacitor bank had not been disconnected and tagged. Employee #1 and the coworker did not verify that the capacitor bank and its related equipment were deenergized. When Employee #1 was connecting the wire from the oil switch to the fuse on the capacitor, he received an electrical shock, and went into cardiac arrest. Employee #1 was taken to a local hospital, and died.
Keywords: fuse, electric switch, electrician, capacitor, lockout, cardiac arrest, elec circ part--misc, electric shock, tag
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311822761 Fatality Electric Shock Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.

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