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Accident: 14235303 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 14235303 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 07/10/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10230778207/12/19893536Stewart-Wattley Material Handling Equipment Co.

AN EMPLOYEE WAS CHECKING OUT A CRANE. HE HAD CONNECTED INSULATED ALLIGATOR CLIPS ON A 480-VOLT, THREE-PHASE EXTENSION CORD SET TO THE BARE CONDUCTOR ENDS FOR THE CRANE. HIS ASSISTANT HAD PLUGGED THE CORD SET INTO A RECEPTACLE AND REPORTED TO THE EMPLOYEE AND TO THE ASSISTANT CHIEF ENGINEER THAT THE DISCONNECT WAS IN THE OFF POSITION. THE FIRST EMPLOYEE THEN TOOK TWO OF THE LEADS, ONE IN EACH HAND. HE WAS HOLDING THEM BY THE UNINSULATED PORTIONS TO SEPARATE THEM BEFORE THE CIRCUIT WAS ENERGIZED. UNFORTUNATELY, THE ASSISTANT HAD APPARENTLY CONFUSED THE OFF POSITION WITH THE ON POSITION ON THE DISCONNECT, AND THE CORD SET WAS ENERGIZED. THE EMPLOYEE HOLDING THE LEADS WAS ELECTROCUTED.

Keywords: e gi ii, elec protect equip, electrical, cord set, electrocuted, electrical work, lockout, electric conductor

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102307782 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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