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Accident: 890475 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault

Accident: 890475 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 07/06/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11958834107/06/19931711Philip Mertens Plumbing And Heating Co., Inc.
An employee of a plumbing and heating contractor was working from a 6-foot-high aluminum ladder, assembling a gas pipe to an overhead gas heater. As he was working, he received an electric shock. The aluminum ladder was sitting on top of a 100-foot extension cord set that was connected to a four-way outlet not protected by a ground-fault circuit interrupter. He had been using an electric drill earlier that day, and it was still connected to the cord set. The employee was transported to a hospital and was released the same day. His only remaining symptoms of the electric shock were soreness in most of the muscles in his body.
Keywords: electrical, cord set, e gi vii, ground fault, equipment grounding, metal ladder, electric shock, system grounding, metal pipe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119588341 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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