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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14347223 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Electric Fan

Accident: 14347223 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 08/04/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1838516108/07/19894215United Parcel Services, Inc.
A FLOOR FAN WAS EQUIPPED WITH A POLARIZED ATTACHMENT PLUG THAT HAD HAD ITS GROUNDING CONDUCTOR REMOVED. THE CORD WAS CONNECTED TO A RECEPTACLE IN SUCH A MANNER AS TO REVERSE THE POLARITY AND ENERGIZE THE FRAME OF THE FAN AT 120 VOLTS. AN EMPLOYEE CONTACTED THE FAN WHILE HE WAS ALSO IN CONTACT WITH THE GROUNDED METAL FRAME OF A CONVEYOR. THE EMPLOYEE WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: e gi v, electrical, reverse polarity, electrocuted, attachment plug, ground fault, equipment grounding, elec equipment--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18385161 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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