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Accident: 202658464 - Electrical Worker Is Shocked While Installing Switch Gear

Accident: 202658464 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 09/05/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31667144510/07/20131731Tiger Electric Inc.
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on September 5, 2013, Employee #1, a 50-year-old male supervisor with Tiger Electric Inc., was installing electrical equipment with two other workers in the in the NMB Technologies Division area. While Employee #1 was positioned on a Werner Brand, 12-foot, A-frame, step ladder and guiding electrical wire into a switch gear, the ladder fell to the ground, resulting in Employee #1 falling approximately 7 ft to the concrete floor. He was shocked and burned while installing the switch gear. The investigation revealed that the A-frame step ladder was used in a partially closed position while the work was being done. Employee #1 was transported to Northridge Hospital and then transported to Holy Cross Hospital. He was admitted on the same day and he received surgery. Employee #1 sustained multiple body injuries including broken leg, head and shoulder injuries. A causal factor of the incident was that the A-frame step ladder was used in a partially closed position. Tiger Electric Inc. was an electric subcontractor specializing in electrical installation and maintenance in commercial buildings.
Keywords: burn, fracture, shock, electrician, ladder, electrical work, electric shock, electrical box, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316671445 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install. FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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