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Accident: 648709 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Refrigerator

Accident: 648709 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 08/26/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10693465608/27/19935411Superior Grocery Store
An employee had completed his job of sweeping in front of a grocery store. As he was replacing the broom, he contacted two metal-cased, upright, 120-volt soft drink refrigerators and was electrocuted. The investigation revealed that one of the refrigerators was not grounded, had reversed polarity, and had a frayed and otherwise damaged power supply cord. The employee was electrocuted when he contacted the faulty refrigerator with one hand and the properly grounded refrigerator with the other.
Keywords: e gi v, electrical, reverse polarity, electrocuted, ground fault, equipment grounding, electric cord, elec equipment--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106934656 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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