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Accident: 200821106 - Electric Shock & Burn - Contact With Energized Conductor

Accident: 200821106 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 03/10/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30415688804/12/20011629Gssl - Joint Venture
The employee was stripping the insulation from a conductor as he was rewiring some equipment. He received an electric shock and sustained minor burns on his thumb. He had followed lockout procedures. However, postaccident investigation by the company discovered a jumper in the control box. The jumper should have been removed before the machine left the factory. When another unit was energized, voltage fed back through the jumper, energizing the machine's wiring. (The wiring was deenergized at the time the machine was locked out.)
Keywords: burn, voltage backfeed, e gi iv, electrical, electrical work, lockout, electric shock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304156888 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Not specified mechanics and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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