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Accident: 14541924 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Temporary Wiring

Accident: 14541924 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 06/10/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10109928106/17/19861731Barfield Electric Company
AN ELECTRICIAN'S APPRENTICE WAS USING A PORTABLE ELECTRIC HEAT GUN TO CONNECT OVERHEAD CONDUIT ON A SINGLE-STORY, MULTI-FAMILY BUILDING. WHILE USING THE HEAT GUN, THE EMPLOYEE WAS ELECTROCUTED BY A GROUND FAULT SOMEWHERE IN THE TEMPORARY WIRING. THE PORTABLE HEAT GUN WAS FOUND TO BE IN PROPER WORKING ORDER; HOWEVER, THE EXTENSION CORD IN USE WAS OF NON-METALLIC SHEATHED CABLE CONSTRUCTION. ADDITIONALLY, THE COVER WAS OFF THE TEMPORARY SERVICE PANEL, AND THE SERVICE ENTRANCE CABLE WAS WIRED INCORRECTLY. THERE WAS NO GROUND-FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER PROTECTING THE TEMPORARY RECEPTACLE OUTLET.
Keywords: electrical, cord set, electrocuted, e c, ground fault, temporary wiring, elec equipment--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101099281 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians' apprentices

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