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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201982147 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Steam Cleaner

Accident: 201982147 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 08/05/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30383518508/09/20009511Arizona City Sanitation Service
An employee was washing a 10-wheel sanitation truck with a 240-volt electric steam cleaner. The steam cleaner was supplied by an extension cord that had reversed polarity. The ground was wet and the facility was made of metal. The employee was found lying on the ground between the side of the steam cleaner and a metal drum. He had been electrocuted.
Keywords: steam cleaner, electrical, reverse polarity, e gi vii, electrocuted, ground fault, wet operation, equipment grounding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303835185 Fatality Electric Shock Garbage collectors

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