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Accident: 660399 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 660399 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 04/24/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10744480404/24/19901799Scs Environmental Services, Incorporated
A CREW OF EMPLOYEES WAS WORKING IN A MANHOLE, REMOVING ASBESTOS WRAPPING FROM ELECTRIC POWER CABLES. THE EMPLOYEES WERE REPLACING THE ASBESTOS WRAPPING WITH ARC-PROOFING TAPE. ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES, WHO WAS INSTALLING THE TAPE, BEGAN REMOVING A METAL HEADER FROM AN ELECTRICAL DUCT OPENING. THE DUCT CONTAINED A LEAD-COATED CONDUCTOR ENERGIZED AT 2300 VOLTS TO GROUND. AT THE DUCT OPENING, THE CABLE FAULTED. THE EMPLOYEE, WHO WAS NOT WEARING ELECTRICAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, RECEIVED SEVERE BURNS TO 3 FINGERS OF HIS HAND. THE EMPLOYEE WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR HIS INJURY. THE EMPLOYEE WAS A CONSTRUCTION TRADES WORKER, NOT A POWER LINE WORKER.
Keywords: burn, elec protect equip, electrical, electric cable, e ptd, undrgrd installation, elec utility work, electric shock, manhole, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107444804 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.

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