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Accident: 98048.015 - Employee Receives Electric Shock From Welding Machine With B

Accident: 98048.015 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 08/04/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1253919.01508/10/2017Diamond Plastics Corporation
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on August 4, 2017, an employee was transporting a pump with a forklift into the pump building. The employee and a coworker were in the process of changing a motor pump in the pump house. The employee was bringing in the pump with a forklift and ask the coworker to hold the pump that was swinging in the forks of the forklift. The coworker went to hold it and received a minor shock and told the forklift driver. The employee then exited the forklift and went to the welder located next to the forklift rear right end and grabbed it to move it. The Employee received an electrical shock when he tried to relocate a plugged in welder machine and the ground wire in the machine was broken. The coworker turned off the breaker and main breaker to release the employee. The employee was taken to UMC in Lubbock, Texas for treatment. The employee was hospitalized and treated for electrical shock.
Keywords: welding, electric shock, ground fault, electrical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1253919.015 32 M Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Mechanical controls and valve repairers

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