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Accident: 170060545 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 170060545 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 08/21/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1849023508/23/19932211Swift Textiles, Inc.-Erwin Mills Div.
A computer error was showing for a crane in the weave plant of a textile mill. The normal corrective procedure for this problem was to clean the brushes on the shoes contacting the crane's runway conductors. An employee climbed atop the crane, apparently to assess the problem. He inadvertently contacted the 480-volt runway conductors and was electrocuted.
Keywords: elec protect equip, e gi iv, electrical, electrocuted, runway conductor, lockout
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18490235 Fatality Electric Shock Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.

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