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Accident: 14346258 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Electric Saw

Accident: 14346258 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 07/17/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
246081407/23/19851711Barneys Plumbing
AN EMPLOYEE WAS USING AN ELECTRIC SAW. THE SAW, WHICH HAD A METAL FRAME, WAS PLUGGED INTO AN EXTENSION CORD SET. THE CORD SET WAS, IN TURN, CONNECTED TO A RECEPTACLE THAT HAD ITS POLARITY REVERSED. THE SAW DEVELOPED A GROUND FAULT, WHICH ENERGIZED ITS FRAME. THE EMPLOYEE WAS ELECTROCUTED WHEN HE HELD THE SAW AND A GROUNDED COPPER PIPE AT THE SAME TIME.
Keywords: receptacle, electrical, reverse polarity, cord set, electrocuted, electric saw, e c, ground fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2460814 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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