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Accident: 202649067 - Employee Electrocuted In Contact With Live Junction Box

Accident: 202649067 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 09/12/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31616652909/19/20111731Latchman Electrical Control, Incorporated
On September 12, 2011, Employee #1 and Coworker #1 were working for their employer as electricians. Their assigned task was to install emergency lighting in a walk-in refrigerator that was being installed in a supermarket under construction. The top of the refrigerator had a clearance from the ceiling of approximately 21 inches, and Employee #1 climbed on top of the refrigerator. Employee #1 was connecting the wiring from the refrigerator's emergency lights to the power source that was in a junction box located on top of the refrigerator. The junction box was operating at 480 volts, and it had not been locked out. Employee #1 contacted the live junction box and was electrocuted.
Keywords: installing, electrocuted, lockout, lighting, electrical box, refrigerator
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 3 45 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316166529 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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