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Accident: 170020762 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Steam Cleaner

Accident: 170020762 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 08/29/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10865462509/02/19925093Ellenville Scrap Iron And Metal Company
A LABORER AT A SCRAP YARD WAS STEAM CLEANING MUD AND GREASE FROM A CRAWLER CRANE. THE ATTACHMENT PLUG ON THE EXTENSION CORD HE WAS USING WITH THE STEAM CLEANER DID NOT HAVE A PRONG FOR AN EQUIPMENT GROUNDING CONDUCTOR. THE GROUND HE WAS STANDING ON WAS WET AND MUDDY. THE STEAM WAND BECAME ENERGIZED BY AN APPARENT GROUND FAULT, AND THE EMPLOYEE WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: e gi v, steam cleaner, electrical, cord set, electrocuted, attachment plug, ground fault, wet operation, equipment grounding, elec equipment--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108654625 Fatality Electric Shock Laborers, except construction

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