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Accident: 89809.015 - Engineer Is Electrocuted While Troubleshooting Equipment

Accident: 89809.015 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 10/17/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1186004.01510/17/2016308958520 - Montaplast Of North America Inc
At 1:00 p.m. on October 17, 2016, a 22-year old engineer was electrocuted while troubleshooting hydraulics on an injection molding machine with a hydraulic cart that provides hydraulic power independent of the IM machine. The cart is powered via 480 volt 3 phase from an adjacent IM machine. The cart will plug into the other machine via plug and cord. Some machines' plugs require an adapter. The employee was using a pigtail with a 30 amp plug on one end and a 20 amp plug on the other. The pigtail had reverse polarity in that one energized leg and was wired into the ground lug on the opposite side. This energized a portion of the cart and hydraulic hoses. The employee was handling the metal end of the hoses and was electrocuted. The origin of the pigtail is unknown at this time.
Keywords: electrocuted, hydraulic crane, molding machine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1186004.015 23 M Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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