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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 c ontractors and other wiring installation contractors. He was troubleshooting a s ign. 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 roo m was turning unlabeled breakers on and off to determine the cause of the proble m with the sign. The employee came into contact with energized equipment. and he was electrocuted.
Keywords: circuit breaker, construction, e gi iv, electric shock, electric sign, electrical, electrical testing, electrical work, electrician, electrocuted
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 Electricians' apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures

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