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Accident: 65589.015 - Maintenance Worker Dies After Sustaining Electric Shock And

Accident: 65589.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 07/23/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
985731.01507/17/2014Progressive Waste Solutions Of Fl, Inc
At 9:30 p.m. on July 23, 2014, an employee was working for a firm engaged in sol id waste collection. He was conducting maintenance work of a baler at a paper an d plastic recycling center. He was replacing a radiator inside the baler, when a n arc flash occurred inside a 600-volt electrical panel. The employee sustained an electric shock and thermal burns. He sustained thermal burns to over 45 to 50 percent of his body from the knees up and he died.
Keywords: baler, burn, e gi iv, electric arc, electric shock, electrical, electrical cabinet, electrical fault, lockout/tagout, maintenance, waste proc fac
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 985731.015 59 M Fatality Machinery maintenance occupations

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