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Accident: 201773447 - Employee Is Burned By Electrical Shock, Later Dies

Accident: 201773447 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 08/10/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31323610108/11/20094911Jersey Central Power & Light Company
On August 10, 2009, a crew of seven employees was performing routine maintenance on breaker T98 of a substation. The T98 breaker had been tagged out, switched, and grounded on both sides. Employee #1 received an electrical shock when he accessed breaker S19, which had not been tagged out, switched, or grounded. He sustained second and third degree burns to over 80 percent of his body. Employee #1 was transported to a burn unit. A coma was induced, and he remained in that state until his death on August 16, 2009.
Keywords: burn, electrical, lockout, breaker plate, substation, electric shock
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313236101 Fatality Electric Shock Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.

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