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Accident: 202715603 - Worker Contacts Energized Conductor And Is Electrocuted

Accident: 202715603 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 09/13/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31621359409/13/20131731Orange Electrical Contractors Inc
At approximately 11:51 a.m. on September 13, 2013, Employee #1, an electrician helper employed by Orange Electrical Contractors Inc., was working inside the electrical room of an empty commercial building. He had been assigned to disconnect a ground wire from the de-energized lower portion of an electrical panel (RSE-SIERRA, S.O. 26528-12, 3000 AMPS, 480 Volt Phase to Phase). However, Employee #1 opened the energized upper section of the panel. He contacted the energized conductors of the three-phase circuit and was severely shocked. Emergency services were called. Employee #1 was transported to Corona Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead from electrocution. This event was reported to Cal/OSHA at 1:55 p.m. on September 13, 2013. Cal/OSHA initiated its investigation at approximately 3:00 p.m. on September 13, 2013. It determined that Employee #1 had been working for the employer, an electrical contractor, for four months.
Keywords: shock, installing, electrician, electrocuted, lighting fixture, construction, electrical work, electric conductor, electrical cabinet, electrical box
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316213594 Fatality Electric Shock Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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