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Accident: 202472296 - Employee Electrocuted During Wiring Of Ceiling Fixture

Accident: 202472296 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 12/10/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31173075812/10/20071731Delgado Electric, Inc.
On December 10, 2007, Employee #1, a journeyman electrician, was on an 8 ft fiberglass stepladder, wiring a connection for a fluorescent ceiling light when he contacted the 277-volt current and was electrocuted. The electrical circuit for the fluorescent ceiling light had not been deenergized.
Keywords: lighting circuit, work rules, electrician, electrocuted, lighting fixture, construction, electrical work, lockout, elec circ part--misc
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311730758 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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