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Accident: 380214734 - Electric Shock - Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 380214734 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 08/15/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10684908608/16/19883823Baylor Company
Two maintenance employees were directed to use a Triplett multimeter with a high-voltage probe to check the 12.5-kilovolt primary of the plant's pad-mounted transformer. One employee was wearing rubber insulating gloves and holding the probe. The other employee, who was holding the meter, was not wearing rubber insulating gloves. Apparently, the meter failed, and the employee holding it was electrocuted.
Keywords: elec protect equip, e gi iii, electrical, electrical testing, electrocuted, equipment failure, test equipment, elec utility work, transformer, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106849086 Fatality Electric Shock Not specified mechanics and repairers

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