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Accident: 87046.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted By Contact With Transformer And Is

Accident: 87046.015 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 07/24/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1164201.01507/24/2016Centerpoint Energy Houston Electric, Llc
At 9:30 p.m. on July 24, 2016, an employee was preparing to connect a residential drop cable to a transformer. At some point, the employee made contact with the secondary bushings resulting in an electric shock. A journeyman located in an adjacent yard observed the employee slumped over the transformer and went over the fence to remove the employee from the 240 volt transformer. The employee was transported to the hospital where he later died.
Keywords: transformer vault, electrical, electrocuted
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1164201.015 32 M Fatality Electric Shock Electricians' apprentices

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