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Accident: 170104921 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 170104921 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 08/14/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10856292708/15/19913462Rexnord Industries, Inc.
AN ELECTRICAL WORKER WAS TROUBLESHOOTING THE CENTER PHASE OF A THREE-PHASE SYSTEM, WHICH HAD BECOME GROUNDED. AFTER CHECKING SOME CONNECTIONS, THE EMPLOYEE NOTICED THAT A BOLT WAS MISSING FROM A NUT. THINKING THAT THE BOLT MIGHT HAVE FALLEN, GROUNDING THE PHASE CONDUCTOR, THE EMPLOYEE REACHED BENEATH AN ENERGIZED BUSBAR TO SEARCH FOR THE BOLT. HIS WATCH CONTACTED AN ENERGIZED PART, AND THE EMPLOYEE WAS ELECTROCUTED. EFFORTS TO REVIVE HIM AT THE SCENE FAILED.
Keywords: electrical, e gi vi, electrocuted, busbar, electrical work, lockout, blind reaching
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108562927 Fatality Electric Shock Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.

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