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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 817023 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Electric Hammer Or Cord

Accident: 817023 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 07/10/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1823241307/11/19901542Charter Oak Restoration, Inc.

AN EMPLOYEE WAS OPERATING A BLACK & DECKER 0.75-INCH HAMMER, CHISELING THROUGH A BRICK PARAPET. THE FLEXIBLE EXTENSION CORD SET BEING USED WITH THE ELECTRIC HAMMER WAS A FLAT CORD, NOT DESIGNED FOR HARD USE; AND THE GROUNDING BLADE ON ITS ATTACHMENT PLUG WAS MISSING. THE POWER CORD ON THE TOOL WAS NOT PROVIDED WITH ANY STRAIN RELIEF, AND THE BLACK CONDUCTOR HAD ELECTRICAL TAPE ON IT. THERE WAS AN APPARENT GROUND FAULT IN THE TOOL OR IN ONE OF THE CORDS AND THE EMPLOYEE WAS ELECTROCUTED.

Keywords: e gi v, electrical, cord set, electrocuted, attachment plug, ground fault, equipment grounding, electric cord, elec port tool--misc

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18232413 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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