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Accident: 202554572 - Owner Falls From Ladder Due To Electrical Explosion

Accident: 202554572 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 06/21/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31552873706/21/20121731Beco Electric Co
On June 21, 2012, the owner of Beco Electric Co., an electrical contracting company, was working on an 8 foot ladder at a commercial building site. The ladder was adjacent to and above an open electrical panel. For unknown reasons, a series of 480V 2KAMP breakers shorted and exploded. The blast caused the owner to fall onto the concrete floor. He was hospitalized with a head concussion and possible blunt force trauma to the spleen. Cal/OSHA closed this case due to lack of jurisdiction.
Keywords: head, spleen, electrical, ladder, construction, breaker plate, explosion, fall, fall protection, electrical fault
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 28
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315528737 Hospitalized injury Concussion Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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