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Accident: 978494 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Cord Set

Accident: 978494 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 07/05/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10557258007/06/19881761J & M Industries Inc
AN EMPLOYEE WAS INSTALLING METAL FASCIA PANELS ON THE FRONT OF A SINGLE STORY BUILDING. AN EXTENSION CORD SET BEING USED ON THE JOBSITE HAD A GROUND FAULT (THE UNGROUNDED CONDUCTOR WAS CONTACTING THE EQUIPMENT GROUNDING CONDUCTOR). ADDITIONALLY, THE GROUNDING BLADE FOR THE ATTACHMENT PLUG ON THE CORD SET HAD BEEN REMOVED. THE EMPLOYEE WAS ELECTROCUTED WHEN HE PICKED UP AN ATTACHMENT PLUG WITH A METAL HOUSING. THE HOUSING WAS ENERGIZED BY THE GROUND FAULT AND LACK OF PROPER GROUNDING IN THE EXTENSION CORD SET.
Keywords: e gi v, electrical, cord set, electrocuted, attachment plug, ground fault, equipment grounding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105572580 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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