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Electronics technician is electrocuted while servicing a microwave oven.

Authors
New Jersey Department of Health
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 91NJ004, 1991 Jun; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20026515
Abstract
On March 20, 1991, a 42-year-old male electronics technician was electrocuted while working on a microwave oven. Using a pair of small needle-nosed pliers, he received approximately 2,500 volts of electricity while repairing or trouble-shooting the unit. NJDOH FACE personnel concluded that the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Equipment must be de-energized prior to performing repairs; 2. All equipment must be grounded; 3. Workers must be educated about the dangers of working on appliances that carry high voltage electricity; 4. Signs and symbols must be appropriately placed to warn about potential exposure to high voltage electricity; 5. All workers should be trained in basic CPR.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Region-2; Electric-properties; Electrical-conductivity; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-safety; Electrical-systems; Electricity; Electrocutions; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring
Publication Date
19910628
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
PB2013-101688
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-91NJ004; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088
SIC Code
NAICS-44
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ; WV
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health
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