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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170742134 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Transmitter

Accident: 170742134 -- Report ID: 1054113 -- Event Date: 05/01/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30121488805/21/19974813Us West Communication Inc

A central office technician was installing coaxial cable to a microwave transmitter from a DST 4000 communication source. His metal watchband contacted 52-volt dc diodes and caused an electrical fault. The employee received an electric shock. Two 30-ampere fuses opened in response to the fault. The employee immediately replaced the fuses. Ten days after the accident, the employee was hospitalized for a secondary infection caused by his injury.

Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, electrical, telecom work, e tc, electronic equipment, lockout, electric shock, electrical fault

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301214888 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.

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