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Accident: 97589.015 - Employee Removing Lighting Is Shocked, Falls, And Injures He

Accident: 97589.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 06/06/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1250427.01507/27/2017R & R Electric
At 12:20 p.m. on June 6, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an electrical services c ontractor, was working on the seventh floor of a building. He was engaged in de molition work, removing electrical wires connected to an emergency light fixture . A journeyman electrician who had assigned him the work had told him the light fixture was energized. Employee #1 was standing on an 8-foot a-frame ladder, S unset Model # F10A8, when he made contact with the fixture light and received an electric shock. He fell to the ground and hit his head. Emergency services we re called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a concussion. The subsequent investigation determined that the lig ht fixture was operating at 277 volts.
Keywords: concussion, construction, demolition, electric shock, fall, fall protection, head, ladder, lighting fixture, lockout/tagout
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1250427.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Electricians

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