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Accident: 14197941 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 14197941 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 05/07/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
282320106/04/19853568Wayne Division/Dresser Industries Incorporated
An employee was working at a final assembly testing station. Part of her job was to test the lights in petroleum pumps by connecting alligator clamps to conductors in the pump. The alligator clamps were at the ends of test leads and were energized by an on-off toggle switch. The leads were energized at 240 volts through a 0.5-kilovolt-ampere transformer. To perform the test, the employee would close the switch to energize the clamps and test the lights. After each test, the employee would open the toggle switch and remove the clamps. The employee, who had been given little training, had not performed this job in some time. After testing the lights on the first pump, she failed to open the toggle switch. When she grabbed the clamps to remove them, she received an electric shock and sustained burns on both hands.
Keywords: burn, e gi v, elec protect equip, electrical, electrical testing, test equipment, unguarded live parts, electric shock, equipment approval
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2823201 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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