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Accident: 200260693 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 200260693 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 08/04/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12344579308/05/19992035Bryant Preserving Company, Inc.
A maintenance worker and a helper were replacing a 120-volt, single-phase, dual-capacitor electric motor that had been smoking. The maintenance worker deenergized the circuit and disconnected the wiring to the motor. However, he did not discharge the capacitors or cap the conductors. When the helper began to unbolt the motor from its mounts, he contacted the motor conductors. The capacitors, which combined could store a charge of up to 485 volts, discharged into the helper. The employee was electrocuted.
Keywords: electric motor, maintenance, e gi iv, electrical, electrocuted, capacitor, lockout, elec circ part--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123445793 Fatality Electric Shock Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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