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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 1003094 - Electric Shock - Probable Ground Fault In Electric Drill

Accident: 1003094 -- Report ID: 0253640 -- Event Date: 11/19/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12454532811/21/19969199Department Of Elections
An employee of a county board of elections was using an electric drill to lower an election machine at his workstation. When he picked up the drill and turned it on, he saw a white flash and was knocked unconscious. He woke up on the floor later, and he was taken to a hospital. The exact cause of the accident was not determined; however, it is believed that the employee received an electric shock from a ground fault in the drill.
Keywords: unconsciousness, electrical, e gi vii, ground fault, equipment grounding, electric shock, electric drill
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124545328 Hospitalized injury Other File clerks

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