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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1164279.015 - 70334 - Ies Commercial Inc

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 1164279.015Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 07/21/2016

70334 - Ies Commercial Inc
309 Delaware Stnull
Greenville, SC 29605
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Mailing: 920 Frontage Rdnull, Greenville, SC 29605

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/17/2016
Close Case:11/21/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1114950    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 88712.015Event: 07/20/2016Employee Repairing A Light Fixture Is Killed
At 8:50 a.m. on July 20, 2016, Employee #1 was electrocuted by 277 volts of elec tricity while changing a light bulb on a beige Rig - A - Lite metal halide light fixture located in the 309 Production Building on the Third Floor. The Third F loor contained the start of the manufacture process for the host employer, where they mixed their ingredients for their product. Employee #1's company was an e lectrical contractor for the host employer. The company provided electrical wor k such as, but not limited to installing and removing electrical equipment for p rojects or electrical work orders. The foreman tasked Employee #1 with replacin g burned out light bulbs on the third floor. Employee #1 arrived to work and met with his coworkers, then headed up to the third floor to replace burned out lig ht bulbs. The two coworkers were resolving an issue for the host employer. Afterwards, the coworker headed up to and entered the third floor. He saw the Genie GS - 1930 scissor lift, Equipment # 10333708 next to the A32006 - IP Instr ument Panel A6. Employee #1 used the scissor lift to access the light fixtures up in the ceiling. A coworker noticed the scissor lift platform was raised in t he up position. The coworker walked over towards the scissor lift and saw Emplo yee #1 lying across four pipes in the ceiling approximately 25 feet above the fl oor. The coworker called for help. The light fixture housing separated from th e light fixture base. The housing was cylindrical in shape measuring approximat ely 12 feet wide by 9 inches high. The host employer found the housing on the g round in front of the A32006 - IP Instrument Panel A6 about 36 feet from the aer ial lift. The 4 3/4 foot long by 4 1/4 foot wide by 2 foot thick rectangular ba llast was separated and hung off the side of the housing where the captive screw was located. The captive screw was the hardware that held the base and the hou sing together. Employee #1 received electrical burns to the pad of his left thu mb and on the back of his right hand and was killed
Keywords: ballast--lighting, burn, electrocuted, lighting fixture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1164279.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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