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Accident: 30335.015 - Employee Receives Electric Shock While Testing Electrical Ci

Accident: 30335.015 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 04/05/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
403622.01504/18/2012Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation, U.S.A.
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on April 5, 2012, Employee #1 was testing an electri cal circuit with a multi-meter on a Kawasaki manufactured railcar. The circuit w as 30 volts where the contacted voltage was approximately 650 volts DC. The rail car was supposed to be de-energized and locked out. Employee #1 was not using an y form of personal protective equipment because there was not supposed to be any voltage applied to the system. As he tested the low voltage circuit, his hand c ontacted a higher voltage exposed wire connector, which was energized to approxi mately 650 volts DC. Employee #1 was insulated sufficiently to prevent a large a mount of amperage form transferring from the energized object through his body a nd only suffered an electrical shock. No injury occurred in the incident.
Keywords: elec circ part--misc, electric shock, lockout/tagout, ppe, test equipment
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 403622.015 33 M Non Hospitalized injury Assemblers

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