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Accident: 202339685 - Employee Injured In Fall From Ladder After Electric Shock

Accident: 202339685 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 08/28/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30690654608/28/20031731Bowen Electric Service, Inc.
Employee #1, an electrician, was on a 10 ft tall fiberglass stepladder, using a voltage meter to check roughed-in wiring from a wall switch to a ceiling light. The meter gave him a false reading and he received an electric shock that caused him to fall approximately 8 ft to the ground. Employee #1 suffered from blood clots in his lung and leg, for which he was hospitalized. The false reading he received from the voltage meter was verified by a digital meter.
Keywords: blood clot, lung, stepladder, construction, test equipment, elec circ part--misc, electric shock, fall, mech malfunction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306906546 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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