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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 60769.015 - One Employee Killed, One Injured In Electrical Fire

Accident: 60769.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 04/13/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
970850.01504/17/2014Electric, Inc.
At approximately 7:13 a.m. on April 13, 2014, Employee #1 was upgrading an electrical system in an electrical room. Employee #2 was working in a nearby room. Employee #1 inserted a bus plug into an energized switch gear, 480-volt, when an explosion and fire occurred. Employee #1 was burned and later died from his injuries at a hospital. Employee #2 received second degree burns while putting out the fire.
Keywords: burn, electrician, fire, explosion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 970850.015 64 M Fatality Other Electrical and electronic engineers FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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