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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14342760 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Portable Lamp

Accident: 14342760 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 07/18/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10171988807/20/19891711Flamingo Airconditioning Inc.

AN EMPLOYEE WAS WORKING ALONE INSTALLING AIR CONDITIONING DUCTS IN A HOUSE. HE PLUGGED A TWO-WIRE, METAL-FRAMED LAMP INTO AN EXTENSION CORD SET. THE CORD SET WAS ALSO MISSING THE GROUNDING BLADE ON ITS ATTACHMENT PLUG. THE EMPLOYEE CARRIED THE LAMP IN HIS HAND AND WENT INTO THE CRAWL SPACE OF THE HOUSE'S ATTIC. WHILE HE WAS CRAWLING THROUGH THE ATTIC WITH THE LAMP IN HIS HAND, HE APPARENTLY CONTACTED A CONDUIT AND WAS ELECTROCUTED.

Keywords: e gi v, electrical, cord set, electrocuted, ground fault, equipment grounding, electric light--port

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101719888 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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