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Accident: 920462 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Electric Sign

Accident: 920462 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 04/14/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11650305304/14/19957389Delray Signs
A sign installer was replacing panels on a sign that was about 20 feet high. He was working from a telescoping ladder mounted on a flat bed truck. The employee energized the structure, which had many signs, with his truck-mounted generator. When he contacted the structure, he received an electric shock and could not let go. The ground worker who accompanied him pulled the plug from the generator, and the sign installer fell from the ladder to the ground. Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation was administered to no avail--the employee died of electrocution at a hospital.
Keywords: electrical, cpr, e gi vii, electrocuted, ground fault, equipment grounding, advertising sign, aerial lift, elec equipment--misc, electric generator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116503053 Fatality Electric Shock Specified mechanics and repairers

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