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Accident: 201991957 - Employee Electrocuted By Exposed Capacitor Parts

Accident: 201991957 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 08/16/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30934504908/16/20051711Master Techs A/C & Heating, Inc.
On August 16, 2005, Employee #1, a technician, was servicing an air handler unit when a blue flashlight fell into the coil compartment. He was trying to retrieve it when he contacted the metal frame of the cabinet at the same time as a 240-volt capacitor that was installed on top of the air blower housing. The capacitor had exposed, live electrical parts and Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: electrical, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, capacitor, construction, unguarded live parts, elec circ part--misc
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair $250,000 to $500,000 1 15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309345049 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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