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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170336358 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Ground Wire

Accident: 170336358 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 03/18/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11611012303/22/19951799Schatz Ungerground Cable

A communications worker was working from the bucket of an aerial lift, repairing a telephone cable supported by a utility pole. The ground wire on the pole was energized at 440 volts, and the employee was electrocuted when he touched it with his finger.

Keywords: electrical, telecom work, communication cable, e tc, electrocuted, ground fault, system grounding, communication worker

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116110123 Fatality Electric Shock Telephone line installers and repairers

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