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Accident: 200672129 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Electric Pump

Accident: 200672129 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 10/04/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30188926710/07/19991751Michael W. Meadows
An employee was using a submersible pump to pump about 150 millimeters of water from the hold of a houseboat. The employee was electrocuted by a ground fault. The receptacle outlet energizing the pump had reversed wiring, and there was no ground-fault circuit interrupter at the site.
Keywords: electrical, reverse polarity, e gi vii, electrocuted, electric pump, ground fault, wet operation, equipment grounding
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301889267 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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