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Accident: 775742 - Electric Shock - Contact With Energized Parts Thru Beam

Accident: 775742 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 09/19/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10750508309/19/19901791Mchatton Construction Co.

THE SOLE OWNER OF A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY WAS ON A MOBILE SCAFFOLD INSTALLING ANGLE IRON IN A WALL CURTAIN. HE WAS WEARING LIGHT-DUTY PIG SKIN GLOVES AND WAS SWEATY. HE WAS USING A MOTOR-GENERATOR ARC WELDER SET AT 135 AMPERES, DC, IN THE WELDING OPERATION. THE ELECTRODE HOLDER WAS MISSING PART OF ITS INSULATION, EXPOSING CURRENT-CARRYING PARTS. THE EMPLOYEE PLACED THE ELECTRODE HOLDER ON THE BEAM DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF HIM, ALLOWING THE ELECTRODE HOLDER TO DANGLE FREELY. THE ELECTRODE HOLDER ACCIDENTALLY SWUNG AND CONTACTED THE ANGLE IRON THAT THE EMPLOYEE WAS HOLDING. THE EMPLOYEE WAS ELECTROCUTED. UPON INVESTIGATION, THE VOLTAGE BETWEEN THE ELECTRODE HOLDER AND THE BEAM WAS MEASURED TO BE 69 VOLTS.

Keywords: e gi v, elec insulation, metal rail, electrical, electrocuted, welding, welding electrode

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107505083 Fatality Electric Shock Chief exec's & gen'l administrators, public admin.

Accident: 14295083 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 14295083 -- Report ID: 0355119 -- Event Date: 07/01/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10576510106/28/19891522John W. Daniel & Co.,Inc.

AN EMPLOYEE ENTERED A CONFINED SPACE AT A WOOD FLAKE MATERIAL DRYER TO PERFORM WELDING REPAIRS ON IMPELLER BLADES IN A FAN HOUSING. HE WAS USING A LINCOLN WELDER SET AT 115 AMPERES, DC. THE EMPLOYEE WAS SITTING AT THE END OF THE 36-INCH DIAMETER INLET PIPE, WHICH WAS LOCATED AT THE EDGE OF THE FAN HOUSING. THE EMPLOYEE'S CLOTHING WAS DAMP FROM PERSPIRATION. THE WELDING ELECTRODE (MODEL #LH-110) STUCK TO THE WORK, AND THE EMPLOYEE MOVED THE ELECTRODE HOLDER (AVIS MODEL #E 11018) BACK AND FORTH TO FREE IT. AS HE DID THIS, THE ELECTRODE BECAME TWISTED, AND THE BAKELITE INSULATING HANDLE ON THE ELECTRODE HOLDER SLID OFF. THE EXPOSED METAL PORTION OF THE HOLDER CONTACTED THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE EMPLOYEE'S CHEST. THE EMPLOYEE, WHO WAS WELL GROUNDED, WAS ELECTROCUTED.

Keywords: e gi iii, electrical, electrocuted, welder, welding, wet operation, welding cable, welding electrode

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105765101 Fatality Electric Shock Industrial machinery repairers

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