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Plumber electrocuted while working in a crawlspace in California.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1993 Apr; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026956
Abstract
A 56-year-old black male plumber (victim) was electrocuted while doing plumbing repair work underneath a residential home. The victim had been hired by a general contractor to do plumbing repair work at this residence. The contractor had hired the victim on other occasions to do plumbing work for him. The victim was discovered by the contractor at 12:30 pm on Friday April 3, 1992. The contractor stated that the victim was unresponsive when he called to him and that he was located in a crawl space beneath a house. The contractor called 911, and fire department personnel responded and removed the victim from under the house. The California FACE investigator concluded that in order to prevent future similar occurrences, employers should: 1. develop a written and documented safety plan so that employees are not exposed to hazardous or unsafe conditions. 2. conduct initial jobsite surveys to identify all hazards associated with each specific jobsite, and develop specific methods of controlling the identified hazards. 3. inspect all handtools and extension cords on a regular basis.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Training; Electric-properties; Electrical-burns; Electrical-charge; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-properties; Electrical-safety; Electrical-systems; Electricity; Electrocutions; Plumbers; Plumbing
Publication Date
19930415
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB2008-100187
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-92CA003; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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