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Accident: 14197214 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Welding Electrode

Accident: 14197214 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 07/23/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1482004707/24/19847539Better Engineering Mfg
AN EMPLOYEE USING A LINCOLN ARC WELDER (225 AMPERES; 75 VOLTS, OPEN-CIRCUIT VOLTAGE; 25 VOLTS, ARC VOLTAGE; SERIAL NO. 5683-701) WAS WELDING THE EXHAUST PIPE OF A CAR. HE WAS LYING ON HIS BACK ON A STEEL PLATE BENEATH THE CAR; THE GROUND WAS DAMP; AND HE WAS SWEATING. DURING THE WELDING OPERATION, THE EMPLOYEE WAS ELECTROCUTED. HE WAS A GRADUATE FROM A WELDING SCHOOL AND HAD BEEN EMPLOYED FOR TWO MONTHS. HE WAS NOT WEARING WELDING GLOVES AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.
Keywords: e gi iii, automotive repair, electrical, glove, electrocuted, welding, arc welding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14820047 Fatality Other Assemblers

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