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Accident: 995639 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 995639 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 11/02/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10431242611/03/19887699Energized Substation Service, Inc.
A HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR WAS CLEANING PAPER DUST OFF OF AND FROM INSIDE A 13.8-KILOVOLT CAPACITOR ENCLOSURE. THE EMPLOYEE WAS NOT WEARING ANY ELECTRICAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, BUT WAS USING A COMBINATION LIVE-LINE TOOL AND BRUSH. AS SHE WAS CLEANING AN INSULATOR, HER LEFT ELBOW APPARENTLY CONTACTED AN ENERGIZED PART (PROBABLY A BUSBAR). SHE WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: elec protect equip, electrical, electrocuted, capacitor, live-line tool, e ptd, elec utility work, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104312426 Fatality Electric Shock Supervisors, cleaning and building service workers

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