Electrician electrocuted after contacting 277 volts while installing an overhead light fixture.
NIOSH 1992 Oct; :1-4
On March 16, 1992, a 60 year-old male journeyman electrician was electrocuted after he contacted an energized electrical cable carrying 277 volts. The incident occurred in an office building which was being renovated to expand the office space. As he was working from a wooden ladder to install two new fluorescent lighting fixtures in the ceiling, the victim contacted the energized cable while attempting to wire the cable to the fixture. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers and employees should ensure that all electrical circuits are de-energized and thoroughly tested before working on them. 2. Employers should develop, implement, and enforce a written safety training program that addresses the procedures to be followed before work is performed on energized circuits. 3. Employers should develop, implement, and enforce an electrical lock-out, tag-out procedure.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Region-2; Electric-properties; Electrical-conductivity; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-safety; Electrical-systems; Electricity; Electrocutions
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health