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Document ID (ISN)32837
CIS number 80-31
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kieback D.
Title Electrical accidents during work on low-voltage distribution installations
Original title Stromunfälle beim Arbeiten an Niederspannungsverteilungen [in German]
Bibliographic information Technischer Bericht 1978, Institut zur Erforschung elektrischer Unfälle, Oberländer Ufer 130, 5000 Köln 51, Germany (Fed.Rep.), 1978. 65p. Illus.
Abstract Electrical accidents between 1969 and 1975 are analysed on the basis of insurance records. Work on distribution equipment is now the commonest cause of electrical accidents (total 2,660, including 28 fatal accidents over the period of the report). Three possible causes of this rising trend are analysed: inadequate training and qualification, increased frequency of such work, installation design modifications. Statistical data are given. Reduction in external dimensions of equipment and of distances between live elements make work more difficult and are a cause of accidents. Conclusions regarding prevention: improved design, use of insulating blankets or covers, application of ergonomic rules and periodical information on safety measures. Annex: description of typical accidents, additional statistics.
Descriptors (primary) electric power distribution; work on electrical equipment; causes of accidents; electrical accidents
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; report; Germany (Federal Republic of); ergonomics; electrical equipment; information of personnel; statistics; insulating blankets; qualifications; design of equipment; accident descriptions
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Electricity