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Accident ID:21
Circumstances:A young man was apparently electrocuted while involved in the replacement of a light fitting (working over the ceiling space). The exact circumstances are not available, but it is suspected that the phase and neutral may have been reversed, resulting in the screw in part of a bulb being live.
Date: September 2000
Time:
Occupation:unknown
Gender:Male
Age Group:Adult < 25
Indoors/Outdoors:Indoors
Site:Household
Lighting:Unknown
Weather:Dry
Work Group:Alone
Supervision:Unsupervised
Safety Procedure:Competent Person onsite
Voltage:LV (230 or 400 volts)
Location:Customer side
Equipment:Fixed
Defects:Part made live
Contact:Direct
How could this accident have been prevented?RCD.
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