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Accident: 200675320 - Worker Is Electrocuted By Battery Charger

Accident: 200675320 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 05/27/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30840562005/27/20054941Watermakers Inc.
On May 27, 2005, Employee #1 was installing equipment in the engine compartment of a yacht. He had been sweating and was leaning on a live battery charger. As Employee #1 reached to the rear of the charger, his arm knocked the protective boot from one of the lugs on a 220 volt connection. The connections were not visible from the front of the charger. His arm contacted the energized lug, and he was electrocuted.
Keywords: battery charger, electrocuted, lockout, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308405620 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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