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Accident: 202627659 - Employee Dies From Electrical Shock

Accident: 202627659 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 02/24/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31351176802/24/20111542Stronghold Engineering
At approximately 1:02 p.m. on February 24, 2011, Employee #1 a master electrician, was working alone in the basement of the Geology Building of the University of California, Riverside, California. Employee # 1 was installing two current transformer meters in the MDB Electrical Panel that was energized at 480V, and the employee was not wearing insulating gloves. Employee # 1 was found unresponsive by his supervisor, wedged between the back wall and the back of the electrical panel. Employee # 1 suffered a large burn on the side of his left hand. Employee # 1 was transported to the Riverside County Morgue. The accident was reported to the Division by the Riverside City Fire Department on February 24, 2011.
Keywords: unconsciousness, electric switch, ppe, electrician, electrical work, elec circ part--misc
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313511768 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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