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Accident: 202528931 - Employee Elbow Contacts A Service Drop And Recieves A Burn

Accident: 202528931 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 08/21/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30991087509/12/20081711Suntrek Industries, Inc.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on August 21, 2008, Employee #1, a 24-year-old male working for Suntrek Industries is an installer of solar water heating products and was installing a pool heating system. Employee #1 was an installer, and was on the roof installing the solar panels when his elbow came in contact with the service drop "dead head" on the roof of the home. The contact pushed the conductor down onto the metal bracket below and arced, causing burns to Employee #1's right elbow. Employee #1 said he felt ok, but coworker transported him to the local clinic Memorial Prompt Care in Huntington Beach. Employee #1 was evaluated and due to some irregularities in his heart beat, was transferred to Orange Coast Memorial, Fountain Valley for further testing. After several tests Employee #1 was released with no restrictions. Employee #1 returned to work the following day.
Keywords: roof, electrical, electric cable, electrician, electrical work, elec circ part--misc, electric shock, elbow
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 8
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309910875 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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