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Maintenance worker electrocuted after contacting 120 volts while testing an electric motor.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1991 Oct; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026520
Abstract
On May 23, 1991, a 62-year-old maintenance worker was electrocuted after contacting 120 volts at his maintenance bench. The incident occurred at a health club while the worker was completing repairs on an electric motor. The worker was electrocuted apparently as he was connecting the bare wires of a cut-off extension cord to an electric motor in order to test the motor's operation. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Proper work practices and equipment must be used when making electrical repairs. 2. Employees should receive periodic safety training to familiarize workers to unsafe electrical hazards and work practices.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Region-2; Electric-properties; Electrical-conductivity; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-safety; Electrical-systems; Electricity; Electrocutions
Publication Date
19911025
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
PB2013-101691
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-91NJ010; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088
SIC Code
NAICS-71
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health
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