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Accident: 97550.015 - Demolition Worker Is Shocked By Live Wires In Building

Accident: 97550.015 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 04/12/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1233550.01505/01/2017Baldwin Developement, Llc
At 9:30 a.m. on April 12, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a demolition company, w as working at a multi-employer construction site, of a commercial building. He was demolishing a first floor interior wall. Electrical power in the building h ad not been shut off, and nearby electrical wires had current flowing through th em. Employee #1's left arm came into contact with a conduit containing live ele ctrical wires, and he received a shock. Emergency services were called, and Emp loyee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was treated for an electrical shoc k injury to his left lower arm. During the subsequent investigation, it was det ermined that the electrical rating for the building was 120 volts/20 amps.
Keywords: building, burn, conduit, construction, demolition, electric shock, electrocuted, shock, wall, work rules
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1233550.015 26 M Non Hospitalized injury Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
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Cause: Demolition
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