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Accident: 14516439 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Attachment Plug

Accident: 14516439 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 04/17/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10174464704/21/19873272Superior Products Co.
A MACHINE OPERATOR WAS OPERATING A PIPE MACHINE THAT WAS USED TO MANUFACTURE CONCRETE PIPE PRODUCTS. THREE FORMS HAD BEEN MOUNTED ON A 12-FOOT-DIAMETER PLATFORM. TWO OF THE FORMS HAD VIBRATORS MOUNTED ON THEIR SIDES TO SETTLE THE POURED CONCRETE. THE 240-VOLT, THREE-PHASE VIBRATORS WERE CONNECTED TO THEIR SUPPLY BY HEAVY FLEXIBLE POWER CORDS. AN ATTACHMENT PLUG ON AN EXTENSION CORD SET SUPPLYING ONE OF THE POWER CORDS WAS MISWIRED IN SUCH A MANNER AS TO ENERGIZE THE FRAME OF THE VIBRATOR (AND ALL METAL OBJECTS BONDED TO IT). THE MACHINE OPERATOR WAS ELECTROCUTED WHILE HE WAS OPERATING THE MACHINE.
Keywords: electrical, cord set, e gi vii, electrocuted, attachment plug, ground fault, equipment grounding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101744647 Fatality Electric Shock Fabricating machine operators, n.e.c.

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