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Inspection: 100557347 - Difazio Electric Ny, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Long Island

Nr: 100557347Report ID: 0214700Open Date: 08/10/1988

Difazio Electric Ny, Inc.
600 Ave. C At Stewart Avenue
Westbury, NY 11729
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
Mailing: 711 Grand Blvd., Deer Park, NY 11729

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/30/1988
Close Case:10/18/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360525398    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14562649Event: 08/09/1988Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts
AN ELECTRICIAN AND A COWORKER WERE MOVING A 277-VOLT ELECTRIC POWER LINE ON THE SECOND FLOOR IN THE CENTER OF AN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING. THE ELECTRICIAN TESTED THE CIRCUIT WITH AN IDEAL VOLTAGE TESTER (CATALOG NO. 61-065) AND FOUND THE CIRCUIT TO BE DEENERGIZED. HOWEVER, IN SPITE OF THE TEST, THE CIRCUIT WAS STILL ENERGIZED. THE ELECTRICIAN WAS ELECTROCUTED WHEN HE CONTACTED AN ENERGIZED CONDUCTOR AND A METAL-CLAD CABLE AT THE SAME TIME. EITHER THE ELECTRICIAN OR HIS COWORKER OR BOTH WERE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. (THE REPORT SIMPLY STATED THAT DRUGS WERE INVOLVED.)
Keywords: e gi iv, electrical, electrician, electrocuted, electrical work, lockout, test equipment, electric conductor
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 100557347 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians

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