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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 711812 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Ballast

Accident: 711812 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 01/08/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10531093201/08/19907312Ackerley Communications Of The Northwest Inc
An employee was repairing 1.2-meter-long panels on a damaged billboard. A ground fault had energized the ineffectively grounded metal frame of a 120-volt ballast on the billboard. The employee received an electric shock when he touched the enclosure for the ballast wiring. The employee lost consciousness and, despite attempts to revive him through cardiopulmonary resuscitation, died of electrocution.
Keywords: ballast--lighting, electrical, cpr, e gi vii, electrocuted, ground fault, equipment grounding, advertising sign
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105310932 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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