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Accident: 740035 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 740035 -- Report ID: 0931500 -- Event Date: 07/08/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10228768707/11/19883613Westinghouse Electric Corporation
An employee was conducting a short circuit test on a switchboard. He was using a test wagon manufactured by Westinghouse Electric Corporation (his employer). A standard wall-type light switch controlled the test terminals on the wagon. The employee connected the test set to a receptacle and held the three 480-volt terminals in his left hand. His right hand contacted one of the energized terminals, and he was electrocuted.
Keywords: elec protect equip, e gi iv, electrical, electrocuted, electrical work, test equipment, unguarded live parts, equipment approval
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102287687 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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