What are the hazards? Bodily contact with electricity
What are the results? Shock, fire, burns, falls or death
What should we look for? Damaged equipment, faulty wiring, improper cord use, no GFCIs, wet conditions, reverse polarity, potential arc flash areas, lack of assured equipment grounding conductor program
Actual Incident: A 40-year-old male plumber died after lying 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 wire inside the work light's conduit became bare and energized the light's housing. Investigation of the incident showed a damaged work light was used with no GFCI. Also, the home's electrical system was not properly grounded.
How do we prevent these results?
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