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Accident: 73705.015 - Worker Testing Electrical Wires Touches Live Wire And Sustai

Accident: 73705.015 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 01/08/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1018982.01501/09/2015Hewitt Young Electric
At 9:00 a.m. on January 8, 2015, Employee #1, employed by an electrical contractor, was working at a building jobsite. He was testing wires with a voltage meter to verify voltage. Employee #1 hit a live wire with his hand and sustained an electrical shock. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a thermal burn to his index finger. Subsequent investigation determined that Employee #1 was not wearing gloves when he came into contact with the bare electrical wire.
Keywords: ppe, electrical, electrician, ladder, glove, finger, electrical testing, construction, shock, burn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation   3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1018982.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electricians

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