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Accident: 14414924 - Electric Shock - Contact With Faulty Utilization Equipment

Accident: 14414924 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 07/26/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
148241307/26/19845932Kansas City Battery Company
AN EMPLOYEE, THE MANAGER OF A SMALL RETAIL BATTERY-CHARGING STORE, HAD REWIRED FOUR WALL-MOUNTED BATTERY CHARGERS. HE HAD LEFT OFF THE VINYL INSULATORS TO THE ALLIGATOR CLIPS THAT ATTACH TO THE BATTERIES. PERHAPS THINKING THE POWER WAS OFF, HE TOOK HOLD OF TWO OF THE UNINSULATED CLIPS AND WAS ELECTROCUTED. THE DIODE RECTIFIER IN THE CHARGER WAS PASSING 120 VOLTS, AC, INTO THE DC OUPUT. WITNESSES STATED THAT THE EMPLOYEE HAD BURNS ON BOTH HANDS. THE EMPLOYER STATED THAT THE DECEASED HAD HAD YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH THIS TYPE EQUIPMENT.
Keywords: e gi iii, electrical, battery charger, electrocuted, elec circ part--misc, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1482413 Fatality Electric Shock Garage and service station related occupations

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