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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14392328 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Hand Lamp

Accident: 14392328 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 10/06/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30039796510/08/19977363Hutco, Inc. .
An employee of a contract labor firm was working with a fitter on the port liquid mud tank in the double bottom of a ship in dry dock at a shipyard. Shortly before 10:30 PM, another employee (a fitter) replaced the light bulb on a portable hand lamp in the space. The first employee picked up an extension cord set and the hand lamp so that he could connect them. He was electrocuted. The hand lamp and the extension cord were grounded. However, after the accident, the duplex receptacle used with the extension cord was tested and found to have reversed polarity and an open ground. The employee had been supervised by the shipyard supervisor and had been using equipment supplied by the shipyard.
Keywords: shipyard, e m, electrical, reverse polarity, cord set, electrocuted, ground fault, equipment grounding, electric light--port
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300397965 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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