Electronics technician is electrocuted while servicing a microwave oven.
NIOSH 1991 Jun; :1-4
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.
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
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health