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Accident: 170000541 - Electric Shock - Failure Of Test Instrument

Accident: 170000541 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 07/02/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11553476007/23/19928211Auburn Adventist Academy
A THREE-PERSON MAINTENANCE CREW FOR A SCHOOL SYSTEM WAS TRYING TO LOCATE A FAULTED PHASE ON AN UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC SERVICE. ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES WAS USING A VOLTMETER ON AN OPEN-FACED PAD-MOUNTED TRANSFORMER, TESTING THE PHASES FOR A NO-VOLTAGE CONDITION. HE HAD TESTED THE SECONDARY BUSHINGS AND BEGAN TO TEST THE PRIMARY BUSHINGS. THE VOLTMETER FAILED, AND THE EMPLOYEE RECEIVED AN ELECTRIC SHOCK. THE EMPLOYEES WERE NOT QUALIFIED TO PERFORM THIS WORK.
Keywords: e gi iii, electrical, electrical testing, electrical work, test equipment, electric shock, transformer, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115534760 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Not specified mechanics and repairers

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