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Accident: 202517553 - Hvac Technician Is Burned While Troubleshooting Unit

Accident: 202517553 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 07/16/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31055298908/07/20081711Relf & Rosato Inc. Dba Jh Simpson Company
On July 16, 2008, Employee #1, a service technician, was troubleshooting a 460-volt heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit. The HVAC unit was located in the ceiling, and the technician was on an eight-foot stepladder. With the unit energized, Employee #1 connected testing equipment to the unit's compressor. Employee #1's left arm made contact with an energized relay, resulting in burns to his left forearm. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, compressor, air conditioner, ceiling, stepladder, mechanic, struck against, test equipment, electric shock, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310552989 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics

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