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Accident: 647859 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 647859 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 05/22/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11404601405/23/19917991Health Associates Inc.

AN EMPLOYEE WAS TESTING A 0.75-HORSEPOWER, SINGLE-PHASE ELECTRIC MOTOR AT A WORKBENCH. HE WAS USING AN EXTENSION CORD SET PLUGGED INTO A 120-VOLT RECEPTACLE OUTLET TO ENERGIZE THE MOTOR. THE CORD SET HAD BEEN CUT, AND THE CIRCUIT CONDUCTOR WERE STRIPPED TO FACILITATE CONNECTING THE CORD TO THE MOTOR. THE CORD CONDUCTOR ENDS WERE CONNECTED TO THE MOTOR LEADS BY TWISTING THEM TOGETHER, AND NO INSULATION WAS USED ON THE SPLICE. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES TO THE ACCIDENT. THE EMPLOYEE, WHO WAS LYING AT THE BASE OF THE WORKBENCH, WAS FOUND BY A FAMILY MEMBER. HE HAD BEEN ELECTROCUTED, APPARENTLY THROUGH CONTACT WITH THE EXPOSED ENERGIZED PARTS.

Keywords: electric motor, e gi v, electrical, electrical testing, cord set, electrocuted, unguarded live parts, electric conductor

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114046014 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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