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Accident ID:40
Circumstances:A younng man was electrocuted when using a power washer in a piggery.
Date:21 August 1997
Time:
Occupation:Farmer
Gender:Male
Age Group:Adult < 25
Indoors/Outdoors:Indoors
Site:Farm
Lighting:Unknown
Weather:Unknown
Work Group:Alone
Supervision:Unsupervised
Safety Procedure:None
Voltage:LV (230 or 400 volts)
Location:Customer side
Equipment:Socket outlet
Defects:Earthing ineffective
Contact:Indirect
How could this accident have been prevented?RCD
Comment:The washer hose became live due to a fault in a fluorescent light fitting elsewhere in the piggery. The washer was a permanet fixture and not RCD protected

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