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Accident: 946947 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 946947 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 12/08/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1845853912/09/19934911Duke Power Company
An electrician for an electric utility was standing on a ladder, working on a 12.47-kilovolt circuit breaker carrying between 700 and 800 amperes of current. He began this work without obtaining a clearance and having the circuit breaker deenergized. He contacted an energized part and was knocked off the ladder to the ground. He received an electric shock and second- and third-degree burns to both hands. He was hospitalized for 2 days for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, electrical, power line worker, ladder, e ptd, circuit breaker, elec utility work, electric shock, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18458539 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electricians

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