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Accident: 14476352 - Electric Shock - Contact With Faulty Utilization Equipment

Accident: 14476352 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 08/06/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
125182608/07/19841541Leo B Schroeder Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
125079408/09/19841741F E Longstreth Co Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
125184208/08/19841731Freedom Electrical Contractors Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
125185908/07/19843694General Motors Corp Delco Products Div
SEVERAL EMPLOYEES FOR A GENERAL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR WERE CUTTING, CHIPPING, AND REMOVING SECTIONS OF AN EXISTING CONCRETE FLOOR IN A PLANT SO THAT A NEW VIBRATION PAD COULD BE INSTALLED. ONE EMPLOYEE WAS USING A PORTABLE 120-VOLT BATTERY CHARGER TO ASSIST IN STARTING A SCOOT-CRETE POWER BUGGY BEING USED FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE MATERIALS. AFTER BEING USED TO START THE POWER BUGGY, THE BATTERY CHARGER (FOX PRODUCTS COMPANY, MODEL #572N-2) WAS POSITIONED NEXT TO A METAL RAILING. THE EMPLOYEE WAS SECURING THE EQUIPMENT WHEN THE CHARGER DEVELOPED A GROUND FAULT TO ITS CASE. THE BATTERY CHARGER WAS MISSING THE GROUNDING PRONG FROM ITS ATTACHMENT PLUG, AND NO GROUND-FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER WAS IN USE. WHEN THE EMPLOYEE MADE CONTACT WITH THE CHARGER AND THE METAL RAILING AT THE SAME TIME, HE WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: electrical, equipment grounding, electrocuted, ground fault, e gi v, battery charger
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1251826 Occupation Not Listed
2 1250794 Occupation Not Listed
3 1251842 Occupation Not Listed
4 1251859 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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