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Plumber is electrocuted when he contacts the frayed wires of his work light in California.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1997 Jan; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20027128
Abstract
A 40-year old male plumber (victim) died after laying on his work light while installing plumbing under a house being remodeled. The victim was crawling under the house carrying the work light with him. The electrical wire inside the work light's conduit became bare and energized the light's housing. The victim owned his own company and he was the only employee. Training records were not available. The CA/FACE investigator concluded that, in order to prevent future occurrences, employers should: 1. Use a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) when using cord and plug tools or equipment. 2. Use battery or low voltage operated work lights whenever possible. 3. Relocate ground wires when they must be disconnected from plumbing or assure grounds are properly connected. 4. Institute a cord and plug assured grounding conductor program.
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; Protective-measures; Protective-equipment; Training; Electric-properties; Electrical-conductivity; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-safety; Electrical-systems; Electricity; Electrocutions; Plumbers; Plumbing; Construction-workers; Construction-industry; Construction-equipment; Construction
Publication Date
19970106
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1997
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-112039
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-96CA014; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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