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Floor receptacle corrodes and causes arcing in grocery store

Incident Investigation

Floor receptacle corrodes and causes arcing in grocery store

March 18, 2022

Electrical

Reference Number:

II-1346918-2022 (#26711)



Location: Port Coquitlam

Regulated industry sector: Electrical - Low voltage electrical system (30V to 750V)

Incident overview:

Water and corrosive contaminants (wax floor stripper and floor cleaners) used to clean the floors in a grocery store seeped into the floor receptacle. Over time, this caused damage to the floor receptacle gaskets and caused the metal components of the receptacle to corrode and oxidize.

 

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