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Accident: 47446.015 - Employee Is Burned And Receive Electric Shock Through Faulty

Accident: 47446.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 06/11/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
913190.01506/18/2013Jlg Industries Inc.
At 3:00 a.m. on June 11, 2013, an employee was welding a C-collar to a tube using a Miller DC Mig Welder, operating at 330 Amp, 20-27 Volts. The employee received an electrical shock when the welding lead arced on the mid tube through a damaged area of insulation that had been repaired with electrical tape and grounded through the employees metal belt buckle that was touching the mid-tube. The employee was electrocuted, suffering paralysis from the elbow to his hand on the right arm and had electrical burns on their right shoulder, upper chest, and lower abdomen.
Keywords: paralysis, shoulder, burn, electrical, chest, arm, abdomen
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 913190.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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