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Accident: 202471926 - Employee Receives Shock When He Came In Contact With Ballast

Accident: 202471926 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 05/15/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31482999506/13/20121731Facility Solutions Group, Dba Fsg Electric
At approximately 1:30 a.m., on May 15, 2012, Employee #1 was assigned to replace ballast (GE, Ultra Start T8, Part Serial Number GE432-MVPS-L, Product Code Number 71832, Input: 120- 277 Volts, 50/60 Hz). The employee was engaged in removing and installing electrical ballast in a commercial building. Employee #1 was on a 6 ft. ladder and came in contact with the energized ballast causing him to receive an electrical shock. The employee fell from the 6 ft. ladder. Employee #1 was transported to Los Robles Hospital, where he was treated for Head injuries, electrocution with cardiac arrest, and trauma. The employee was hospitalized for seventeen days.
Keywords: ballast--lighting, elec insulation, head, shock, electrical, electrocuted, ladder, electrical work, cardiac arrest, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314829995 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electrical and electronic technicians FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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