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Accident: 138203.015 - Employee Is Killed After Shocked Repairing Rv Generator

Accident: 138203.015 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 08/12/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1548045.01508/13/20213716112215 - Forest River Inc
At 11:00 a.m. on August 12, 2021, an employee, Coworker #1 (Line Supervisor) and Coworker #2 (Group Leader) were troubleshooting issues with a Class A Recreatio nal Vehicle (RV) Station Unit on the north side of a plant. The unit generator a nd the A/C unit was not running but the display console inside the RV showed the A/C was running. Coworker #2 turned off the generator from inside the unit and Coworker #1 disconnected the panel switch from the 12-volt power cable. They bot h left the RV unit but left the RV running while Coworker #2 notified the employ ee to work on the unit and wire up the generator. The employee was working on th e driver-side cargo compartment with the second compartment down. The wires cons ist of 2 120 volts live wires connected to a 30 ampere breaker, two neutral whit e wires that complete the circuit and a green ground wire that connects to the c hassis. Coworker #3 came on site 5 minutes later and found the employee had been killed, most likely after being electrically shocked.
Keywords: air conditioner, battery, electric generator, electric shock, electric current, electrical, electrical wire, hand, lack of engineering controls, motor vehicle, shock, troubleshooting
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1548045.015 31 F Fatality Occupation not reported

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