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Accident: 954933 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 954933 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 05/01/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10574132605/02/19901731Dorey Electric Co
An electrician was splicing cables in a manhole at an airport. The cables to be spliced were not energized. Two other cables were located in the manhole, and they were energized. (The employee knew that the other two circuits were energized.) The employee was supposed to test the cable with a clamp-on ammeter before he cut into it to make sure that it was not energized. The surrounding area was illuminated with 4000-watt portable lighting, but the employee was using a flashlight to illuminate the manhole. (This procedure had been used in the past.) The employee traced out what he thought to be the cable to be spliced. However, he did not test it, and he cut into the wrong cable. The electrician was electrocuted when he cut into the cable for the 2300-volt main runway lighting circuit.
Keywords: e gi iv, electrical, electric cable, electrician, electrocuted, electrical work, lockout, undrgrd installation, manhole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105741326 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians

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