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Accident: 202505418 - Employee Is Electrocuted While Connecting Wires

Accident: 202505418 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 08/05/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31243856708/06/20081731Chuck'S Electrical Service Inc
On August 5, 2008, Employee #1 was removing light fixtures from a storage room. The room was 24 ft long by 10 ft wide by 9 ft high. It was located in the center of the building and did not have any windows. After Employee #1 removed the last 277-volt, 20-ampere, 3- phase fluorescent light, there was no illumination in the room. He put a flashlight on a work table that was approximately 8 ft away from the area that he was working. Employee #1 was electrocuted when he was connecting the last switch wire to the energized feed wire.
Keywords: shock, electrocuted, lighting fixture, electric shock, storage area, poor visibility
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 14 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312438567 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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