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Accident: 14515712 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Exposed Live Parts

Accident: 14515712 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 06/13/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
170042606/14/19841542Marolf Inc
AN ELECTRICIAN WAS PERFORMING FINAL CHECKS ON A PANELBOARD CONTROLLING A SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT TO BE ACTIVATED LATER THE SAME DAY. THE PANEL DOOR, WHICH WAS HINGED ON THE LEFT SIDE, WAS OPEN. AS THE EMPLOYEE PUT HIS LEFT ARM OVER THE DOOR TO OPERATE ONE OF TWO CONTROL KNOBS ON THE DOOR FRONT WITH HIS LEFT HAND, THE STAINLESS STEEL DOOR PUSHED INTO HIS LEFT ARMPIT. THE INSIDE OF THE DOOR HAD SCREW TERMINALS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE CONTROLS, AND THE EMPLOYEE'S LEFT SIDE BRUSHED ONE OF THESE TERMINALS. HE WAS HOLDING A PROBE IN HIS RIGHT HAND. THE EMPLOYEE RECEIVED A 240-VOLT ELECTRIC SHOCK AND WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: electrical, electrician, electrocuted, panelboard, electrical work, e c
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1700426 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians

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