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Accident: 887414 - Electric Shock - Contact With Energized Conductor Thru Tool

Accident: 887414 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 12/19/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10841210701/13/19891731East Coast Electric Co.
An electrician was working from a 6.1-meter-high scaffold, installing 10 lighting fixtures. He told his helper to open the switches while he tested the circuit. In the meantime, he began stripping insulation from the 277-volt conductors while holding onto the metal-clad cable. Although he was holding the covered portion of the wire stripper, he received an electric shock and could not release his grip. He freed himself from the circuit and rolled to the next level of the scaffold and then to the ground, landing on his feet. He was hospitalized for his injury.
Keywords: lighting circuit, e gi iv, electrical, insulated tool, electrician, electrical work, lockout, electric shock, fall, hand tool
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108412107 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electricians

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