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Accident: 571570 - Electric Shock - Contact With Fluorescent Lighting Circuit

Accident: 571570 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 02/20/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
224245102/26/19853089Tech Plastics Inc
AN EMPLOYEE WAS STANDING APPROXIMATELY 18 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND ON AN ALUMINUM LADDER, WHICH WAS LEANING AGAINST METAL SPRINKLER PIPES. HE WAS INSTALLING A NEW BALLAST INTO A FLUORESCENT LIGHTING FIXTURE WITHOUT DEENERGIZING THE 277-VOLT CIRCUIT SUPPLYING IT. THE EMPLOYEE RECEIVED AN ELECTRIC SHOCK AND FELL FROM THE LADDER. HE DIED EITHER FROM THE ELECTRIC SHOCK OR FROM INJURIES RECEIVED IN THE FALL.
Keywords: ballast--lighting, e gi iv, electrical, lighting fixture, electrical work, lockout, metal ladder, electric shock, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2242451 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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