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Accident: 94596.015 - Electrician Repairing Light Fixture Is Electrocuted

Accident: 94596.015 -- Report ID: 0214500 -- Event Date: 04/10/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1223657.01504/10/2017Pilkin Electric, Llc
At 11:30 a.m. on April 10, 2017, Employee #1, an electrician employed by an elec trical services company, was working from a Genie scissor lift extended more tha n 10 feet above the ground. He was inspecting high bay light fixtures to determ ine which one was flickering. Employee #1 attempted to disconnect the relock sa fety connector which serviced the light fixture and thereby de-energize the ball ast. He was squeezing the safety connector when it became stuck and began to sp ark and arch. A fire ensued. Employee #1 sustained an electric shock that ente red at his left hand's index finger. Emergency services were called, and Employ ee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for an elect ric shock.
Keywords: aerial lift, construction, electric arc, electric shock, electrical, electrician, finger, lighting fixture, lockout/tagout, repair
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1223657.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Electricians' apprentices

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