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Accident: 14383541 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Cord Connector

Accident: 14383541 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 10/29/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10655732510/30/19933351Cerro Copper Products Co.
A THREE-PERSON CREW WAS INSTALLING A CORD- AND PLUG-CONNECTED SUMP PUMP IN A PIT. ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES PICKED UP THE CONNECTOR ON THE END OF AN ENERGIZED 480-VOLT EXTENSION CORD SET AND THEN TOUCHED A GROUNDED METAL FIXTURE. HE WAS ELECTROCUTED. THE CORD SET WAS JOB MADE, AND AN UNGROUNDED CIRCUIT CONDUCTOR HAD BEEN CONNECTED TO A TERMINAL IN THE CONNECTOR THAT WAS INTENDED FOR THE EQUIPMENT GROUNDING CONDUCTOR.
Keywords: electrical, cord set, e gi vii, electrocuted, ground fault, cord connector, equipment grounding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106557325 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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