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Accident: 106545.015 - Employee Testing Equipment Sustains An Electric Shock

Accident: 106545.015 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 03/07/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1300195.01503/07/2018Stulz Air Technology Systems, Inc
At 6:00 a.m. on March 7, 2018, an employee was working for a manufacturer of air conditioning equipment. He was preparing to do a functional test on a condenser unit. He was removing the leads from a power distribution block. The employee f ailed to ensure that the disconnect switch that fed power at 480 volts to the co ndenser unit was in the 'off' position and locked out. The employee was removing the leads from the distribution block with a folding hex wrench. He came into c ontact with one off the leads, which was energized at 480 volts. He sustained an electric shock. He lost consciousness. The electric current entered his body th rough his right hand and exited through his left hand. He received second degree burns on both hands and he was hospitalized.
Keywords: air conditioner, capacitor, electric shock, electrical box, electrical testing, electrical work, electrician, lockout, lockout/tagout
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1300195.015 52 M Hospitalized injury Production testers

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