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Accident: 201408416 - Employee Is Electrocuted In Contact With 120 Volt Conductor

Accident: 201408416 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 07/19/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31328005907/19/20111711Ww Fairbairn & Sons Inc
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on July 19, 2011, Employee #1 was working on a residential construction project. Employee #1 was using a Porter Cable reciprocating saw to remove water lines in the crawl space of the residence. The reciprocating saw, extension cord and portable GFCI that were being used were in good working condition, but the electrical conductors in the crawl space showed signs of degradation and damage from animals, and the grounding system for the house was not continuous. Employee #1 made contact with a frayed 120 volt electrical conductor and was electrocuted.
Keywords: elec protect equip, electrical, electrocuted, saw, electric conductor, hand tool, crawl space
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313280059 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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