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Worker Fatally Electrocuted While Trying to Repair a Microwave Oven

Incident Investigation

Worker Fatally Electrocuted While Trying to Repair a Microwave Oven

June 28, 2022

Electrical

Reference Number:

II-1399412-2022 (#28552)



Location: Mission

Regulated industry sector: Electrical - High voltage electrical system (greater than 750V)

Incident Overview

A maintenance worker (with no electrical qualifications) attempted to repair a non-operational microwave oven. The worker grabbed the energized high voltage wires with their hand and was fatally electrocuted.

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