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Accident: 202315081 - Employee Injured By Electric Shock From Hand Held Chipper

Accident: 202315081 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 08/20/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11969184808/23/20041794American Drilling
At approximately 1:52 p.m. on August 20, 2004, Employee #1 was working at an excavation site. His immediate foreman instructed him to use a hand held Bosch chipper, which apparently caused Employee #1 to receive an electric shock. He was transported to the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, CA, where he was admitted for treatment.
Keywords: portable power tool, excavation, electrical, construction, chipper, electric shock, elec port tool--misc
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119691848 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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