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Accident: 98216.015 - Electrical Worker Is Shocked And Falls Through Ceiling

Accident: 98216.015 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 08/15/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1255118.01508/15/2017Bi-State Electric Company Inc.
At 11:15 a.m. on August 15, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an electrical service s company, was working at a two-story commercial building. He was wiring a ligh t fixture in the ceiling when he made contact with 277 volts of electricity. Em ployee #1 fell through the ceiling, a fall height of approximately 17 feet. Eme rgency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. H e was admitted and treated for electrical burns to both thumbs and index fingers and a chest wound caused by the electric shock.
Keywords: burn, chest, construction, electric shock, electrical work, electrician, fall, fall protection, finger, lockout/tagout
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1255118.015 27 M Hospitalized injury Electricians' apprentices FallDist: 17
FallHt:17
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause:

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