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Inspection: 3002672 - Cone Mills Corp

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 3002672Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 02/05/1988

Cone Mills Corp
122 East Main Street
Haw River, NC 27258
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2261/Finishers of Broadwoven Fabrics of Cotton
Mailing: Post Office Box 148, Haw River, NC 27258

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/08/1988
Close Case:02/08/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360610786    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14255368Event: 02/04/1988Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Extension Cord Set
AN EMPLOYEE WAS TROUBLESHOOTING AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM IN A 2-TON OVERHEAD CRANE. HE WAS USING A MESA EXTENSION CORD SET (TYPE P-122, 4-CONDUCTOR, 600-VOLT, 30-AMPERE). THE ATTACHMENT PLUG AND CORD CONNECTOR ON THE CORD SET HAD BEEN OUTFITTED WITH HUBBELL METAL COVERS. THE EMPLOYEE CONNECTED THE CORD SET TO THE CRANE'S POWER SUPPLY CABLE AND TO A RECEPTACLE ABOUT 50 FEET AWAY. HE THEN MADE CONTINUITY AND VOLTAGE CHECKS AND FOUND VOLTAGE IMPRESSED ON THE HOIST CHAIN. THE EMPLOYEE DISCONNECTED THE CORD SET TO DEENERGIZE THE EQUIPMENT; AND, IN DOING SO, HE RECEIVED AN ELECTRIC SHOCK. THE EMPLOYEE LATER DIED FROM THE SHOCK HE RECEIVED. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE CORD CONNECTOR ON THE CORD SET HAD BEEN MISWIRED. ONE OF THE CIRCUIT CONDUCTORS HAD BEEN CONNECTED TO THE GROUNDING TERMINAL, ENERGIZING THE METAL COVER FOR THE CONNECTOR. (THE METAL COVER WAS ALSO CONNECTED TO THE EQUIPMENT GROUNDING TERMINAL.)
Keywords: e gi iii, electrical, cord set, electrocuted, ground fault, cord connector, equipment grounding
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 3002672 Fatality Electric Shock Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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