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Accident: 99560.015 - Site Superintendent Makes Contact With Welding Rod, Incurs E

Accident: 99560.015 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 07/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1248864.01507/21/2017Preston Cook, Llc.
At 12:00 p.m. on July 21, 2017, Employee #1, a construction site superintendent was working at a multiemployer construction project, a commercial building. He was at the bottom of an elevator pit and welding pieces of rebar to construct a permanent ladder down into the elevator pit. He was operating a Lincoln Electric arc welding machine at 120/240 volts. As Employee #1 laid down the stinger of the arc welder in order to clean the weld he had just made, his arm contacted the welding rod that was in the stinger, and he sustained an electric shock to his arm. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was treated for the electric shock and released that evening.
Keywords: pit, confined space, elevator, electric shock, construction, building, rebar, welder, arm, arc welding
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1248864.015 46 M Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Supervisors, n.e.c.

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