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Accident: 879932 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 879932 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 07/17/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11049862307/17/19911721Decorating By Charlie
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11049863107/17/19914911Otter Tail Power Company
An electric utility company hired a painting contractor to sandblast and paint three circuit breakers at a substation. The contractor assigned two painters to perform the work. One of the painters left the jobsite to get another ladder, while his coworker began painting the first circuit breaker. When he returned, the first painter approached the second circuit breaker and began to mask bushings with tape. This circuit breaker was still energized. The painter contacted circuit parts energized at 41.6 kilovolts with his left hand and received an electric shock. He sustained first- and second-degree burns to his left arm, his left side, and his back. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: electrical, electric shock, untrained, burn, clothing, lockout, e ptd, substation, circuit breaker, elec utility work
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110498623 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Painters, construction and maintenance
2 110498631 Occupation Not Listed

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