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Accident: 127350.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted By Energized Conveyor Frame

Accident: 127350.015 -- Report ID: 0454711 -- Event Date: 06/26/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1481193.01506/26/2020Lasco Fittings, Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on June 26, 2020, an employee was working for a manufacturer of PV C plastic pipes and pipe fittings. Water was getting into parts during the moldi ng process. The employee was spending about 30 minutes to troubleshoot the facil ity's injection molding machine number B-19 to find out why. One of the 480-volt ac power supply conductors to a parts conveyor electrical controller had become pinched or crimped between the body of the controller and a piece of the metal mounting hardware of a door-mounted switch. The employee apparently leaned over the loading end of the parts conveyor in order to close a cooling water supply v alve to machine number B-19. He made contact with the metal frame of the parts c onveyor, and he received an electric shock. He was electrocuted. When maintenanc e staff measured the voltage, they found that the pinched wire had energized the metal frame of the parts conveyor to between 140 and 170 volts ac.
Keywords: conveyor, elec insulation, electric conductor, electric shock, electrical, electrocuted, energized, inadequate maint, maintenance, molding machine, pinched
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1481193.015 30 M Fatality Machinery maintenance occupations

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