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Accident: 14219877 - Electric Shock - Cause Unknown

Accident: 14219877 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 08/15/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10684908608/16/19883823Baylor Company
TWO MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEES WERE DIRECTED TO USE A TRIPLETT MULTIMETER AND A HIGH VOLTAGE PROBE TO CHECK THE 12.5-KILOVOLT PRIMARY SIDE OF THE PAD-MOUNTED TRANSFORMER FOR THE PLANT. ONE EMPLOYEE WAS USING INSULATING GLOVES WITH THE PROBE. THE OTHER EMPLOYEE, WHO WAS HOLDING THE METER, WAS NOT USING ELECTRICAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. THIS EMPLOYEE WAS ELECTROCUTED. THE TASK HE WAS PERFORMING WAS ONE THAT HE WAS NOT REGULARLY ASSIGNED.
Keywords: elec protect equip, electrical, electrocuted, test equipment, e ptd, elec utility work, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106849086 Fatality Electric Shock Not specified mechanics and repairers

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