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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14519581 Event: 05/13/1986Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Vending Machine
An employee of a soft drink bottling company was performing a service call at a municipal golf course pro shop. He was checking a soft drink vending machine that was not cooling. The soft drink machine was not grounded because it was connected to a receptacle outlet through an extension cord set that did not contain an equipment grounding conductor. (An adapter was being used with the machine's attachment plug.) The employee pulled on the soft drink machine and, in the process, touched a grounded snack machine nearby. A ground fault in the soft drink machine had energized it, and the employee was electrocuted.
Keywords: e gi v, electrical, cord set, electrocuted, ground fault, equipment grounding, plug adapter, elec equipment--misc
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 101082139 Fatality Electric Shock Machinery maintenance occupations

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