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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 97550.015 Event: 04/12/2017Demolition Worker Is Shocked By Live Wires In Building
At 9:30 a.m. on April 12, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a demolition company, w as working at a multi-employer construction site, of a commercial building. He was demolishing a first floor interior wall. Electrical power in the building h ad not been shut off, and nearby electrical wires had current flowing through th em. Employee #1's left arm came into contact with a conduit containing live ele ctrical wires, and he received a shock. Emergency services were called, and Emp loyee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was treated for an electrical shoc k injury to his left lower arm. During the subsequent investigation, it was det ermined that the electrical rating for the building was 120 volts/20 amps.
Keywords: building, burn, conduit, construction, demolition, electric shock, electrocuted, shock, wall, work rules
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1233550.015 Non Hospitalized injury Construction trades, n.e.c.

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