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Accident: 87293.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted When Cable Contacts Breaker

Accident: 87293.015 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 07/19/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1166145.01507/21/2016Trane U.S. Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1165945.01507/20/2016Mcatlin Electrical Corp.
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on July 19, 2016, Employee #1 was removing phase cables out of an electrical service section. In the process of removing the phase cables from the lugs, one of the cables fell and made contact with the side of the main breaker that was still energized. This energized the second phase cable that Employee #1 was holding which created a phase to ground arch blast. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: electrical, electrocuted, lockout, electrician
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other   1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1166145.015 35 M Fatality Electric Shock Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use
2 1165945.015 35 M Fatality Electric Shock Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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