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Accident: 898072 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 898072 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 08/01/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12662163008/02/19968221Hampton University
Two employees of a university were changing light bulbs in the ceiling over a swimming pool area. After determining that a ballast was faulty, one of the employees, who was an electrician, began to replace it. He did not deenergize the circuit before working on the ballast. The electrician, who was sitting on a steel beam, contacted an energized part and was electrocuted.
Keywords: ballast--lighting, lighting circuit, e gi iv, electrical, electrician, electrocuted, electrical work, lockout, elec circ part--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126621630 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians

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