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Accident: 200690998 - Employee Is Killed While Troubleshooting Motor

Accident: 200690998 -- Report ID: 0112600 -- Event Date: 03/27/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31320386103/29/20102493Creative Biomass Inc

On March 27, 2010, Employee #1, the Chief Operations Officer, was troubleshooting a seized motor for a newly installed dust collection system. Employee #1 attached three electrical wires into a fuseless disconnect box for a surge hopper. Employee #1 continued to run the three wires on the ground to a second disconnect box that supplied power to the dust collector. The power from the second disconnect box was rated at 480 volts, 20 amps, 3-phase. Employee #1 was found by coworkers face down holding the three electrical wires in his left hand. One of the coworkers saw an arc, heard the fuses blow in the second disconnect box and immediately threw the disconnect on the box. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords: electric arc, repair, conduit, electrocuted, dust collector, electric conductor, disconnecting means, hand

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313203861 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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