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Accident: 170586986 - Electric Shock - Contact With Stored Charge In Capacitor

Accident: 170586986 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 01/31/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12011568802/07/19948731Corcom Inc
A PRODUCTION TESTER WAS REQUIRED TO PERFORM A QUALITY TEST OF POWER FILTERS FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT. IT WAS ASSUMED THAT THE CAPACITORS FOR THE POWER FILTERS WERE DISCHARGED; HOWEVER, THIS WAS NOT THE CASE. THE EMPLOYEE RECEIVED A 2250-VOLT ELECTRIC SHOCK WHEN HE LIFTED ONE OF THE FILTERS. THE FILTER'S CAPACITOR DISCHARGED WHEN THE EMPLOYEE CONTACTED ITS CONNECTORS.
Keywords: e gi iv, electrical, electrical testing, capacitor, electronic technicn, lockout, test equipment, electric shock
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120115688 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Production testers

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