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Accident: 201637584 - Worker Receives Electric Shock Installing Circuit Breaker

Accident: 201637584 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 02/27/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31169626402/29/20081731Farnham Electrical Company Inc
On February 27, 2008, Employee #1, a journeyman electrician with Farnham Electrical Company Inc., was installing a circuit breaker into an electrical panel. While installing the breaker in the energized 108 volt panel, there was a blast. Employee #1 was hospitalized for an electric shock.
Keywords: electric arc, panelboard, construction, circuit breaker, electric shock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 3 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311696264 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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