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Accident: 53288.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted While Performing Magnetic Particle

Accident: 53288.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 10/14/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
943180.01510/15/2013Arends Inspection, Llc.
At 2:45 a.m. on October 14, 2013, Employee #1 was staging materials and marking locations to perform Magnetic Particle Testing on welds made of a skid pad. Empl oyee #1 was standing inside of a port of the skid. He had marked the welds to be tested in that specific area while a coworker was 15 feet away, preparing other locations. The coworker saw Employee #1 drop inside of the skid ports, and ran to offer assistance. The coworker reached under the skid to help pull the employ ee out. When the coworker grabbed Employee #1 by the feet, he was shocked, and p ulled away. The coworker proceeded to the breaker switch and turned the power o ff, while another worker came to help. The coworker and the other worker were th en able to pull Employee #1 from the area under the skid, and began CPR. Electri cal burns were observed on the employees upper chest, near the shoulder area. E mployee #1 had been electrocuted and killed.
Keywords: burn, chest, electric shock, electrical, electrical box, electrocuted, magnet, portable power tool, shoulder, test equipment, welding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 943180.015 43 M Fatality Technicians, n.e.c.

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