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Accident: 99105.015 - Employee Sustains Electrical Shock From A 277 Vac Soffit Flu

Accident: 99105.015 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 09/05/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1262146.01509/06/2017Renown Health
At 11:30 a.m. on September 5, 2017, Employee #1 was changing the emergency balla st on a 277 VAC soffit fluorescent light system, while standing on a ladder. The live branch circuit wire became exposed, contacting the new ballast that was be ing installed. The contact energized the ballast, which was touching the portion of the wall the employee's forearms were leaning on. This section of the wall t hen became energized, shocking the employee. Employee #1 was hospitalized for hi s injuries.
Keywords: ballast--lighting, electric shock, electrical, electrical work, ladder, lighting circuit, lighting fixture, lockout/tagout
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1262146.015 51 M Hospitalized injury Electricians

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