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Accident: 14519581 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Vending Machine

Accident: 14519581 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 05/13/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10108213905/15/19862086Ouachita Coca Bottling Co. Inc.
An employee of a soft drink bottling company was performing a service call at a municipal golf course pro shop. He was checking a soft drink vending machine that was not cooling. The soft drink machine was not grounded because it was connected to a receptacle outlet through an extension cord set that did not contain an equipment grounding conductor. (An adapter was being used with the machine's attachment plug.) The employee pulled on the soft drink machine and, in the process, touched a grounded snack machine nearby. A ground fault in the soft drink machine had energized it, and the employee was electrocuted.
Keywords: e gi v, electrical, cord set, electrocuted, ground fault, equipment grounding, plug adapter, elec equipment--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101082139 Fatality Electric Shock Machinery maintenance occupations

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