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Accident: 202317418 - Employee Electrocuted Installing Cable In Attic Crawl Space

Accident: 202317418 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 10/19/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30476420210/19/20011731Troika Corporation
On October 19, 2001, Employee #1 entered the crawl space of an attic to install fiber optic cable for phone and data processing systems. He was pulling cable when he apparently contacted an energized section of rigid conduit and was electrocuted. The Medical Examiner's office reported that electrical burn marks were found exiting his ring finger and shoulder.
Keywords: burn, installing, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction, elec circ part--misc, crawl space
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304764202 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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