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Accident: 202528436 - Employee Dies From Electrical Shock

Accident: 202528436 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 03/06/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31546514603/07/20117996Reithoffer Shows, Inc.
At approximately 9:15 p.m. on March 6, 2011, Employee #1 and two coworkers were disassembling a fair/carnival ride, the Majestic Skooter bumper cars. One of the coworkers left to change his clothes, while another went to assist in the movement of a tractor trailer rig. Employee #1 was disconnecting the upper canvas from the catwalk area above the ride. When one of the coworkers returned, he found Employee #1 unresponsive, in a prone position, along one of the catwalks. The coworker noted that the 110-V scenery lights were on, and Employee #1 may have been electrocuted. Emergency medical services were called but were unsuccessful in reviving him.
Keywords: amuse park/carnival, dismantling, struck against, electric shock
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315465146 Fatality Electric Shock Laborers, except construction

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