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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201924974 - Employee Is Electrocuted While Installing Sign

Accident: 201924974 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 09/10/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31291935009/10/20091731Atlas Sign
On July 10, 2009, Employee #1 was part of a crew that was installing a sign on the fascia of a store. Employee #1 was on catwalk on the interior of the fascia catwalk. Employee #1 was making the connection from the sign to the breaker panel. A coworker yelled to Employee #1 that he was entering the work area, but there was no response. The coworker found Employee #1 slumped over with his head down and unresponsive. When the coworker reached to move Employee #1 to administer aid, he received a mild shock. The coworker did not try to administer CPR because he feared risking his own life. Paramedics arrived on the scene and pronounced Employee #1 dead.
Keywords: shock, electric sign, electrician, electrocuted, catwalk, electric shock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312919350 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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