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Accident: 202368791 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Heat Pump

Accident: 202368791 -- Report ID: 1055320 -- Event Date: 05/21/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31489611905/24/20111711All Star Heating & Air Conditi
Two employees were replacing a heat pump. They opened an electric switch to turn the heat pump off. However, the switch was defective and did not disconnect the unit from its electrical supply. When the workers removed the equipment grounding conductor from the unit, it became energized. Both workers received electric shocks. The employees were admitted to a hospital for observation and released the next day.
Keywords: furnace, electrical, electric switch, e gi vii, equipment failure, ground fault, equipment grounding, electric shock, elec equipment--misc
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314896119 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported
2 314896119 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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