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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 674846 - Electric Shock And Burn - Defective Cord Connector

Accident: 674846 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 01/24/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10543586101/26/19883567Thermal Engineering Corp.
A MACHINE OPERATOR WAS SEVERELY BURNED ON BOTH HANDS WHEN HE CONNECTED THE ATTACHMENT PLUG FOR A WELDER INTO THE CONNECTOR ON AN EXTENSION CORD SET. THE "PORCELAIN" BODY OF THE CONNECTOR ON THE CORD SET WAS BROKEN. WITH THIS DEFECT, THE CONNECTOR ALLOWED THE PLUG TO BE INSERTED SO THAT ANY BLADE COULD MATE WITH ANY SLOT. THE EMPLOYEE HAD INSERTED THE PLUG SO AS TO ENERGIZE THE METAL COVER FOR THE CONNECTOR.
Keywords: burn, e gi v, electrical, cord set, ground fault, cord connector, electric shock
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105435861 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Misc. metal,plastic,stone&glass-working mach. op's

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