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Accident: 202355665 - Employee Is Electrocuted While Fixing Extension Cord

Accident: 202355665 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 08/24/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30801707808/24/20047999Wall Concessions
On August 24, 2004, Employee #1 was repairing a female plug end on an extension cord. He was standing in water which was running off a carnival ride being washed. He did not have exclusive control of the male end of the plug. The male end of the plug had been extended approximately 30 yards and laid near the carnivals generator power plant. A coworker stated that he was aware of Employee #1 making the repair and that he was to complete it by 9:30 AM. When the electrician came by the power plant at approximately noon he found the male plug unplugged so he reached down and plugged it into an outlet that supplied 220 volts. The coworker heard screams, ran outside, and saw Employee #1 on the ground. He then ran and pulled the male plug from the receptacle. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: repair, cord set, electrocuted, lockout, inexperience, electric shock, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308017078 Fatality Electric Shock Attendants, amusement and recreation facilities

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