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Accident: 14330617 - Electric Shock - Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 14330617 -- Report ID: 0317700 -- Event Date: 04/11/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
62420504/12/19893669U.S. Dept Of Defense, Tobyhanna Army Depot
An employee was testing the 9000-volt dc output from a satellite communications supply. His supervisor was manually increasing the voltage with a rheostat-type variac when he noticed that the needle on the voltmeter was not working. The supervisor yelled to the employee, who was reading his electrostatic voltmeter, to check the voltage adjustment rod or to see if the temporary high-voltage lead was connected. Either the employee contacted live parts, or the voltmeter failed. The employee was electrocuted. The employee's belt buckle had apparently been in contact with a grounded metal screw. A burn mark was found on the belt buckle, the metal screw, and behind and under the voltmeter.
Keywords: e gi ii, elec protect equip, electrical, electrical testing, electrocuted, electronic technicn, test equipment
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 624205 Fatality Electric Shock Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.

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