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Accident: 964619 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Conductor

Accident: 964619 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 08/29/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10446594308/31/19901796Hoist & Crane Repair, Inc.

A contractor was installing rails for a crane. One of the contractor's employees was aligning the rails. The employee, who was not using personal fall protection equipment, was on top of one of the rails, 5.9 meters above the concrete floor. He was using a Black and Decker impact wrench. The wrench was connected to a 30.5-meter-long, three-wire, flat extension cord set that was plugged into a 120-volt receptacle outlet. The cord set had numerous abrasions, and the conductors were exposed at one spot, where a burn mark was visible. Additionally, the cord set had reversed polarity. As the employee was using the extension cord to lower the impact wrench to the floor, he received an electric shock, which caused him to fall to the floor. The employee suffered multiple trauma and was hospitalized for his injuries. The employer had no formal safety and health program.

Keywords: e gi v, elec insulation, electrical, cord set, electric shock, fall

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104465943 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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