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Accident: 202543484 - Electrician Is Shocked By Underground Wire

Accident: 202543484 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 10/10/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486065110/12/20111731Hawkins Electric Inc Dba Hawkins Electric
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on October 10, 2011 Employee #1, a journeyman electrician, was performing electric work in an excavation at a Westfield mall. He was in communication via cell phone with a Westfield employee, who was deenergizing an exposed conductor. The Westfield employee had switched off the associated circuit breaker and remained in control of the circuit breaker panel. Employee #1 tested the conductor with a volt meter and found it to be deenergized. While stripping a wire to place a wire nut he sustained an electric shock. Employee #1 was hospitalized at UCLA medical center for treatment. Evidence indicated that the Westfield employee inadvertently reenergized the exposed conductor.
Keywords: elec insulation, excavation, electrical testing, electrician, construction, lockout, circuit breaker, electric conductor, electric shock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314860651 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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