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An electrician was electrocuted while repairing a lighting circuit.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2007 Aug; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
20032845
Abstract
A 43-year-old Hispanic electrician was electrocuted while repairing a lighting circuit that had been damaged by a contractor doing building renovations. The victim was installing a temporary feed to replace wires that had been damaged when the incident occurred. The victim was instructed by his supervisor to shut off the power to the circuit at the junction box before working on it. The power had not been shut off and no lockout/tagout had been applied. The CA/FACE investigator determined that in order to prevent future occurrences, employers, as part of their Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), should: 1. Ensure that workers follow established lockout/tagout procedures for control of hazardous energy when working on electrical circuits.
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-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Training; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-safety; Electrical-workers; Electrocutions
Publication Date
20070831
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
PB2008-102539
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-06CA007; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-56
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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