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Accident: 201858024 - Employee Electrocuted While Preparing To Connect Wiring

Accident: 201858024 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 07/21/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30756471607/21/20041731Elliot Electric/Kentucky, Inc.
On July 21, 2004, Employee #1 turned off breaker #22 in a panel box so that he could make a connection in a junction box. He was using a wire stripper to cut into the insulation around a conductor when he was electrocuted. The breakers in the panel box were not labeled, and breaker #22 did not control the current in the circuit on which Employee #1 was preparing to work. He also did not use a volt meter or another type of instrument to test the circuit and confirm that the power was off.
Keywords: installing, electrical, electrical testing, work rules, electrocuted, construction, electrical work, test equipment, circuit breaker, elec circ part--misc
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1 300 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307564716 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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