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Accident: 201370798 - Employee Is Electrocuted By Live Circuit

Accident: 201370798 -- Report ID: 0317700 -- Event Date: 05/14/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30525102705/15/20037359Emergency Systems Service Co Inc
At approximately 1:50 p.m. on May 14, 2003, Employee #1 was working on an electrical circuit breaker box which was part of a transfer system. He was working alone inside the electric room of the Kehr Union Building, at Bloomsburg University. The 480 volt circuits were energized while Employee #1 worked on the system. He contacted a live circuit which electrocuted him. Coworkers discovered him lying on the floor. They immediately started CPR and continued until the paramedics arrived. Employee #1 was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Keywords: cpr, electrocuted, electrical work, circuit breaker, electric shock, electrical cabinet
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305251027 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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