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Accident: 638833 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Conduit

Accident: 638833 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 08/24/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11412589108/25/19982022Empire Cheese Inc.
An employee was changing a filter on an ultraviolet liquid-purifying machine. The machine was used to kill bacteria in a circulating brine solution in a cheese manufacturing plant. Standing on a wet floor, the employee contacted a stainless steel conduit. The conduit was not effectively grounded, and a ground fault caused by a conductor with defective insulation energized the conduit to 650 volts. The employee was electrocuted.
Keywords: elec insulation, electrical, conduit, e gi vii, electrocuted, ground fault, equipment grounding, electric conductor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114125891 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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