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Accident: 201354107 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Conductor

Accident: 201354107 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 09/20/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31387867009/21/20101731Davco Electrical Contractors Corporation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31387900909/21/20101541Esi Constructors, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31387921509/22/20101623Hazen Construction, Llc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31387922310/04/20101623Halifax Paving, Inc.
A contractor on a construction site had broken an underground section of electric cable. The electrical contractor on site was asked to repair the wiring to restore lighting in the parking areas. The general contractor's superintendent deenergized the line. Two employees working for the electrical contractor dug up the cable and tested the line to ensure that it was deenergized. The employees spliced the conductors, and the line was reenergized so that they could check the circuit voltage. The test indicated a problem, and the employees were going to continue troubleshooting by energizing and testing one conductor at a time. When one of the two workers went to deenergize a conductor, the other worker reached into the ground with his bare hand, grabbed the energized cable, and was electrocuted. The outer insulation on the cable was damaged, exposing the conductor.
Keywords: elec insulation, electrical, undrgrd power line, electrician, electrocuted, lockout, e c, elec protect equip, electrical work
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313878670 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians FallDist:
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Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source
2 313879009 Occupation not reported FallDist:
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3 313879215 Occupation not reported FallDist:
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4 313879223 Occupation not reported FallDist:
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