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Accident: 170064539 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Electric Tood

Accident: 170064539 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 06/13/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10818163706/13/19902431Southwest Door Co Inc

An employee was using a portable belt sander to sand a display panel. The ungrounded circuit conductor in the sander's power supply cord was attached to the equipment grounding terminal screw in the plug. This ground fault energized the metal case of the tool. The sander was connected to a receptacle outlet through an extension cord set that was also damaged. The extension cord was plugged into a wall outlet that did not provide a connection to an equipment grounding conductor. Holding onto the sander, the employee grabbed the cord connector on the extension cord and, because of the metal cap, received an electric shock. He was hospitalized for his injuries.

Keywords: e gi v, receptacle, electrical, cord set, ground fault, equipment grounding, electric shock, elec port tool--misc

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108181637 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators

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