Maintenance worker electrocuted after contacting 120 volts while testing an electric motor.
NIOSH 1991 Oct; :1-3
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.
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
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
NTIS Accession No.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health