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Accident: 202288312 - Electric Shock - Contact With Energized Conductor Thru Tool

Accident: 202288312 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 08/04/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10920335608/04/19981731S.J. Pinnacle Lighting Management, Inc.
An apprentice electrician was replacing ballasts on fluorescent lighting fixtures in a supermarket. He had not deenergized the lighting circuit. He was kneeling on the top of a refrigerated display case. As he stripped insulation from the end of a conductor with wire strippers, which had plastic grips, he was electrocuted.
Keywords: ballast--lighting, lighting circuit, e gi iv, electrical, electrician, electrocuted, electrical work, lockout
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 109203356 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians' apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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