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Accident: 201497856 - Employee Killed In Accidental Electrocution

Accident: 201497856 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 05/30/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31672350105/30/20135148Freshko Produce Services
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on May 30, 2013, an incident occurred where Employee #1 sustained a fatal electrical shock while performing his duties as a maintenance mechanic. Employee #1 was recharging wet cell and batteries used by the facility's forklifts. Employee #1 had opened the access door of a charging unit's cabinet while it was powered and reached into it. Employee #1 was shocked by the live power circuit at the cartridge fuse block. Employee #1 was discovered lying on the floor about two hours later.
Keywords: battery, fuse, shock, electrocuted, industrial truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316723501 Fatality Electric Shock Machinery maintenance occupations

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