Roofer Injured on Contact with Bus Bar

Incident Investigation

Roofer Injured on Contact with Bus Bar

December 10, 2022


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Location: Northern Region
Regulated industry sector: Electrical – High voltage electrical system (greater than 750 V)


Incident Overview

A roofer was working on a ladder inside an industrial building. As the roofer prepared for roof drain connections near the underside of the roof, they contacted an exposed and energized, high voltage bus bar. The high voltage shocked and injured the roofer on the elbow and wrist. They also suffered from a broken pelvis and shoulder injury as a result of falling from the ladder.

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