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Accident: 14496673 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Electrical Box

Accident: 14496673 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 10/20/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10238807110/20/19873444Triangle Engineering Of Arkansas, Inc.
As an employee of an engineering firm was reaching for a metal basket, he touched a punch press with his shoulder and was electrocuted. A safety inspection determined that, because of an electrical fault, current was flowing between the 31.8-metric-ton punch press and the metal basket, which was touching a 54.4-metric-ton punch press. Further investigation revealed that the cause of the fault was a bare connection inside a motor terminal box on a hydraulic bender located adjacent to the smaller press. A wire nut had come off a connection, and the twisted conductor ends were in contact with the motor housing. The smaller press and hydraulic bender apparently were not properly grounded.
Keywords: elec insulation, electrical, e gi vii, electrocuted, bending machine, ground fault, equipment grounding, electrical box, punch press, elec equipment--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102388071 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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