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Accident: 201922457 - Employee Is Electrocuted While Changing Transformer

Accident: 201922457 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 07/03/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30457113607/10/20026513Equity Residential
Employee #1 was changing a transformer on an outside light that was 17 feet up the side of an apartment complex. Employee #1 was working from an aluminum ladder. Employee #1 had opened the breakers that were supposed to deenergize the lamp. The breaker box and breaker were not locked out of service. The lamp was wired to a breaker designated to one of the apartments, not the one marked for building service. Employee #1 did not check to see if the lamp was deenergized. Employee #1 received an electric shock from contact with the 110 volts, and he fell to the ground. He was electrocuted.
Keywords: work rules, electrocuted, electrical work, lockout, circuit breaker, elec circ part--misc, electric shock, fall, electrical box, transformer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304571136 Fatality Electric Shock Machinery maintenance occupations

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