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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200000479 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Tv Cable

Accident: 200000479 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 04/13/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30000893504/14/19984841Cable America Corporation

An employee was installing a cable television cable on a utility pole. A pirate cable ran up the side of the pole to the work location, which was 5 meters above the ground. A 7200-volt overhead power line ran adjacent to the work location at a lateral distance of 1.4 meters. The employee passed the coaxial cable between the power line's neutral and phase conductors, which were separated by 910 millimeters. The coaxial cable contacted the phase conductor, and the employee was electrocuted.

Keywords: electrical, telecom work, cable tv work, communication cable, e tc, electrocuted, utility pole

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300008935 Fatality Electric Shock Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.

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