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Worker electrocuted while servicing an energized air conditioning unit.

Authors
New Jersey Department of Health
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 92NJ019, 1993 Feb; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026538
Abstract
On July 14, 1992, a 42-year-old male heating and air conditioning company worker was electrocuted while he serviced an energized central air conditioning unit. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers must ensure that workers are thoroughly trained before doing service or repairs involving electrical equipment. 2. Before working on electrical equipment, it must be deenergized.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Region-2; Electric-properties; Electrical-conductivity; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-safety; Electrical-systems; Electricity; Electrocutions; Training
Publication Date
19930221
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB2013-104914
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-92NJ019; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ; WV
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health
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