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Accident: 516310 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 516310 -- Report ID: 0935000 -- Event Date: 12/08/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10633919512/15/19989199U.S. Geological Survey
A 60-year-old employee was working alone in a laboratory. A step up transformer in the laboratory had exposed energized parts. This transformer fed a nearby capacitor. The employee's buttock contacted a part on the capacitor, which was energized at 4242 volts, while his hip was touching a grounded metal chassis. The employee was apparently electrocuted. (His trousers and skin had burn marks.)
Keywords: e gi v, electrical, electrocuted, capacitor, unguarded live parts, testing lab
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106339195 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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