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Accident: 97566.015 - Employee Installing Light Is Shocked And Falls From Ladder

Accident: 97566.015 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 06/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1248955.01507/27/2017Lumen Electric Inc.
At 11:00 a.m. on June 9, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an electrical contractor , was working at a multi-employer job site. He was standing on an 8-foot stepla dder and installing temporary lighting to an energized 277-volt light circuit ne ar the building's ceiling. Using his electrical strippers, he began to strip a wire to make a connection, and he sustained an electrical shock. He fell off th e ladder, breaking the electrical connection and falling to the floor, a fall he ight of approximately 6 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 w as transported to the hospital. He was treated for electrical burns to both han ds and a laceration to his right elbow.
Keywords: burn, construction, elbow, electric shock, electrician, fall, hand, laceration, lighting fixture, stepladder
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1248955.015 27 M Non Hospitalized injury Electricians' apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures

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