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Accident: 801720 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Live Parts

Accident: 801720 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 01/08/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10784853301/15/19907363Mpi
AN ELECTRICIAN WAS CHECKING ELECTRICAL CONTINUITY IN A CIRCUIT BREAKER ENCLOSURE. THE ENCLOSURE FOR THE 440/270-VOLT CIRCUIT BREAKER MEASURED 7 FEET HIGH AND 4 FEET WIDE. THE CIRCUIT BREAKER REMAINED ENERGIZED DURING THIS ENTIRE OPERATION. (THE BREAKER REPORTEDLY HAD TO REMAIN ENERGIZED SO THAT THE CONTINUITY COULD BE CHECKED.) AS HE WAS PULLING DEENERGIZED CONDUCTORS THROUGH A CONDUIT, THE ELECTRICIAN CONTACTED ENERGIZED PARTS OF THE CIRCUIT BREAKER. HE WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: e gi ii, elec protect equip, electrical, electrician, electrocuted, electrical work, lockout, circuit breaker
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107848533 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians

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