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Accident: 201921194 - Electric Shock - Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 201921194 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 10/31/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12361877911/02/19981799Omega Environmental, Inc.
An employee was servicing a sump pump on a premium gasoline tank at a gasoline station. He was placing the cover on a housing for a 480-volt capacitor. The housing did not fit the capacitor properly, and the capacitor fell against the housing wall with its terminals touching the housing. When the employee placed one hand on the housing and the other hand on the metal ring of the manhole opening, he was electrocuted. Electrical burns were found on his hands and evidence of electric arcing was found on the capacitor terminals and the inside of the housing.
Keywords: e gi iv, electrical, electrocuted, capacitor, lockout, mech malfunction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 123618779 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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