Pressure washer electrocution

The Case of the Pressure Washer Electrocution

Investigation reveals what caused one member of a cleaning contractor’s crew to receive a fatal electric shock

When a small independent cleaning contractor team arrived at a national fast-food chain restaurant to perform regularly scheduled procedures, no one could foresee the day would end in tragedy. Unfortunately, the routine job took an unexpected and deadly turn.

Shortly after starting work, one worker entered the exterior rear courtyard to find his partner (who had been pressure washing) immobilized on the wet pavement — still holding the pressure washer wand in hand. That worker r

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