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Accident: 594861 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Portable Light

Accident: 594861 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 06/11/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1813104506/13/19942434Porter Ferguson, Inc.
An employee was operating a high pressure water sprayer. The sprayer was plugged into the built-in receptacle of a portable lampholder. The portable light (which was being used as an extension cord set) was not approved for wet or damp locations. Additionally, the light's cord had been spliced. The employee was electrocuted by an apparent ground fault in the portable light.
Keywords: e gi iii, electrical, cord set, electrocuted, ground fault, wet operation, equipment grounding, electric light--port, equipment approval, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18131045 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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