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Insulation plant operator electrocuted while changing an electrode in California.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1993 Apr; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026963
Abstract
A 26-year-old Hispanic male plant operator (victim) was electrocuted while changing an electrode on a smelter as a routine part of his job, overseeing the operations in the process of making insulation fibers for high temperature industrial furnaces. The procedure used for changing electrodes requires at least two employees, the first employee operated the power switch, while the second employee changed the electrode. The California FACE investigator concluded that, in order to prevent future similar occurrences, employers should: 1. install lockout/tagout procedures for all electrical equipment which employees work with or around. 2. have personnel trained in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). 3. have well maintained personal protective equipment (PPE) for all employees to use when needed.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Training; Electric-properties; Electrical-burns; Electrical-charge; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-properties; Electrical-safety; Electrical-systems; Electricity; Electrocutions; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment
Publication Date
19930415
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB2008-100189
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
FACE-92CA005; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-33
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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