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Accident ID:24
Circumstances:A 29 years old man was electrocuted when he went to assist a colleague on a building site at Gurteen, Co. Sligo. His colleague had been apparently electrocuted when he attempted to move a portable halogen spotlight that they were using on the site. The accident happened at about 3.00am in the morning.
Date: December 2000
Time:03:00
Occupation:General worker
Gender:Male
Age Group:Adult 25-50
Indoors/Outdoors:Outdoors
Site:Construction
Lighting:Dark
Weather:Dry
Work Group:Two Person
Supervision:Supervisor present
Safety Procedure:Defined work procedures
Voltage:LV (230 or 400 volts)
Location:Customer side
Equipment:Portable
Defects:Earthing ineffective
Contact:Direct
How could this accident have been prevented?Better maintenance regime
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