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Accident: 14524854 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 14524854 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 01/17/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1801422501/17/19923842Rich Industries, Inc.
A MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEE WAS ASKED BY AN OPERATOR AND SUPERVISOR TO LOOK AT A KABAR RADIO-FREQUENCY SEALING PRESS USED TO MAKE BOOT COVERS. THE PRESS HAD BEEN MISFIRING PERIODICALLY, AND IT WAS NEAR THE END OF THE SHIFT. THE MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEE OPENED THE BACK DOOR OF THE MACHINE AND ASKED THE OPERATOR TO ACTIVATE THE PRESS. THE MAINTENANCE WORKER THEN STUCK HIS HAND INTO THE MACHINE AND CONTACTED A CIRCUIT PART ENERGIZED AT 240 VOLTS. THE EMPLOYEE RECEIVED AN ELECTRIC SHOCK AND FELL TO THE FLOOR. EMERGENCY RESCUE SERVICES TRANSPORTED THE EMPLOYEE TO A HOSPITAL, WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD.
Keywords: repair, electrical, e gi vi, electrocuted, electrical work, lockout, elec circ part--misc, blind reaching
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18014225 Fatality Electric Shock Not specified mechanics and repairers

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