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Accident: 734962 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Electric Equipment

Accident: 734962 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 07/19/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10541817207/20/19873312Macalloy Corporation
AN INDUSTRIAL TRUCK (PORTER, INC., SERIAL NUMBER 695-785) POWERED BY A 25-HORSEPOWER MOTOR HAD BEEN MODIFIED TO OPERATE AS A FURNACE STOKER. THE FURNACE STOKER OPERATED AT 480 VOLTS. AN EMPLOYEE (AN ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT REPAIRER) HAD WIRED THE POWER SUPPLY CORD TO THE FURNACE STOKER SO THAT THE GROUNDING CONDUCTOR WAS CONNECTED TO ONE OF THE PHASE CONDUCTORS. THE WIRING ERROR HAD CAUSED FUSES TO OPEN AT LEAST TWICE BEFORE. HOWEVER, THIS TIME, UPON REENERGIZING THE CIRCUIT, THE GROUNDING CONDUCTOR SEPARATED AT A REMOTE PANELBOARD, LEAVING THE FRAME OF THE FURNACE STOKER ENERGIZED. THE ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT REPAIRER WAS ELECTROCUTED WHEN HE TOUCHED THE FURNACE STOKER.
Keywords: electrical, e gi vi, electrocuted, ground fault, industrial truck, electric cord, elec equipment--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105418172 Fatality Electric Shock Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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