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Production worker dies following contact with 220 volts of electricity in Missouri.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1993 Feb; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026216
Abstract
A 20-year-old female production worker at a plastic injection molding company died after coming in contact with 220 volt alternating current (ac) electricity. At the time of the incident the employee was operating a plastic grinding machine. The separate on and off buttons were located inside a metal switch box on the front of the machine. The cover plate had been removed and not replaced for an undeterminable length of time. The victim reached to push the off button and missed allowing her finger to pass by the button and contact the 220 volt power source. The victim maintained contact with the power source until a co-worker de-energized the machinery. The MO FACE investigator concluded that, in order to prevent future similar occurrences, employers should: 1. ensure that all switch boxes have appropriate guarding in order to prevent contact with energized parts. 2. develop, implement, and enforce a comprehensive safety program which includes worker training in recognizing and avoiding hazards, especially electrical hazards. 3. train employees in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Electrical-conductivity; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-properties; Electrical-safety; Electrical-shock; Electrical-systems; Electrical-transmission; Electricity; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Plastics; Plastics-industry; Safety-education; Safety-programs; Traumatic-injuries; Region-7; Electrocutions
Publication Date
19930213
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-109889
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-92MO028; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-707084
SIC Code
NAICS-32
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MO
Performing Organization
Missouri Department of Health
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