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Accident: 755371 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Conductor

Accident: 755371 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 10/15/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11513197110/16/19921731Gardner Zemke
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11513200310/16/19928712Molzen-Corbin & Assoc.
Some electricians working for an electrical contractor were installing new cable for an airfield lighting system at an international airport. The installation was part of a taxiway improvement project. While under construction, the taxiway was closed to airplane traffic and was not considered an active part of the airport. One of the electricians (an apprentice) was installing elastimold kits on a series of 5000-volt cables for the airfield lighting system, including airfield lights, hold lights, taxiway lights, and center line lights. Before the end of each day, there were daily airfield lighting checks to make sure the lights were working for the operational part of the airport. An engineering firm hired as construction observers coordinated the daily lighting check, but the electrical contractor did not have any lockout or tagging procedures in place to prevent the lighting circuit being worked on from being energized. As the apprentice electrician was holding two bare conductors in his hand, the lighting circuit became energized, and he was electrocuted.
Keywords: lighting circuit, electrical, airport, electric conductor, electrician, electrocuted, lockout, e gi iv, electrical work
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115131971 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians' apprentices
2 115131997 Occupation Not Listed
3 115132003 Occupation Not Listed

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