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Accident: 170122444 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Attachment Plug

Accident: 170122444 -- Report ID: 0454714 -- Event Date: 08/12/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12053921808/12/19941799E & C Construction Inc
An employee was standing on a 10-foot-tall metal stepladder. He was using a portable electric tool plugged into an extension cord set to fasten screws to the metal framework for a greenhouse. The attachment plug on the tool's power supply cord was loosely connected to the connector on the cord set. The blade for the ungrounded circuit conductor, which was exposed by the gap between the plug and cord connector, contacted the metal ladder. When the employee contacted the greenhouse's metal framework while he was standing on the ladder, he was electrocuted.
Keywords: e gi iii, electrical, stepladder, cord set, electrocuted, attachment plug, ground fault, cord connector, metal ladder
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120539218 Fatality Electric Shock Structural metal workers

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