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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170191167 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Portable Light

Accident: 170191167 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 02/18/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11204574502/21/19910742Animal Care Veterinary Clinic
A doctor at a veterinary hospital was cleaning a surgery preparation area as a part of her regularly assigned duties. She grabbed a portable light to move it while she was touching a preparation and wash table with her other hand. Although the portable light was equipped with a three-wire flexible cord, the equipment grounding conductor had been cut. Additionally, the wall receptacle outlet to which the light was connected had reversed polarity. When the employee touched the portable light, she received an electric shock. She was hospitalized for her injuries.
Keywords: electrical, reverse polarity, e gi vii, ground fault, equipment grounding, electric shock, electric light--port
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112045745 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Physician's assistants

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