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Accident: 655902 - Electric Shock & Fall - Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 655902 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 06/12/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11354212006/12/19984812Harrison Conference Services Of Ma, Inc.
An employee standing on a 1.8-meter-tall stepladder was trying to locate a leak in a covered pipe above a suspended ceiling. The employee reached around the pipe to locate the source of water and accidentally touched an exposed 277-volt, 20-ampere relay switch. He received an electric shock, which caused him to fall from the stepladder to the floor. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: electrical, e gi vi, stepladder, ladder, unguarded live parts, electric shock, fall, blind reaching, elec equipment--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113542120 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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