|Topic: Work on Live Fixture Causes Fatal Accident|
|Date Issued: December 23, 2009||Date Revised: September 1, 2022|
The electrician was moving a series of light fixtures as part of a building renovation. He was alone and standing on a stepladder when the accident occurred. He was working with his upper body above the suspended ceiling and his chest against metal water pipes, making him a good grounding path. The victim was electrocuted when he came into contact and stayed in contact with an energized 347-volt Bx12/2 wire. The wire had been removed from the fixture and left hanging at his side.
WorkSafeNB determined the primary cause of the fatality to be working on a live fixture.