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Accident: 202251732 - Employee Is Electrocuted While Installing New Wiring

Accident: 202251732 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 08/21/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31245792208/21/20081731Action Electric, Inc.
At approximately 3:32 p.m. on August 21, 2008, Employee #1, a 37-year-old male, with Action Electric, was installing new wiring to an existing energized 120-volt, 15-amp branch circuit. Employee #1 contacted the energized wiring with his right arm while holding grounded conduit with his left hand and was electrocuted.
Keywords: electrical, electric cable, electrician, electrocuted, electrical work, elec circ part--misc, electric conductor, electric shock, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312457922 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical and electronic technicians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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