Electrical Shock from Miswired Equipment
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

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Topics:  Electrical, Laboratory

A researcher troubleshooting a low voltage thermocouple received a shock. The equipment had been miswired, putting 208 volts on the thermocouple wires. The last activity that could be associated with the miswiring was replacement of the over-temperature controller by a researcher who probably miswired it.

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