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Accident: 201260627 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault

Accident: 201260627 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 07/27/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30280034707/28/19991799National Surface Cleaning, Inc.
A laborer was engaged in lead dust removal in a third-floor ventilation duct at a public school. As he was working, he was electrocuted. It was believed that he received the electric shock from a portable vacuum cleaner that had been connected through an extension cord set to a wall-mounted receptacle outlet. An extension cord was later found to have a missing equipment grounding prong. The body had burn marks below the left shoulder and on the back of the left leg midthigh.
Keywords: e gi v, electrical, vacuum cleaner, cord set, electrocuted, ground fault, equipment grounding
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other $50,000 to $250,000 3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302800347 Fatality Electric Shock Laborers, except construction FallDist:
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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