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Accident: 85572.015 - Electrician Troubleshooting Sign Contacts An Energized Part

Accident: 85572.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 05/24/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1150358.01505/24/2016General Lighting & Sign Services, Inc
At 12:45 p.m. on May 5, 2016, an employee was working for a firm of electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors. He was troubleshooting a sign. He was in a crawl space above a drive-thru lane for a pharmacy. A coworker was in an electrical room inside the store. The coworker in the electrical room was turning unlabeled breakers on and off to determine the cause of the problem with the sign. The employee came into contact with energized equipment. and he was electrocuted.
Keywords: circuit breaker, electrical testing, electrician, electrocuted, electrical work, electric sign, construction, electrical, electric shock, e gi iv
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1150358.015 35 M Fatality Electric Shock Electricians' apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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