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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200150209 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Tv Cable

Accident: 200150209 -- Report ID: 0214700 -- Event Date: 09/08/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name

A cable television line worker was removing a length of service drop cable that had been damaged in a storm. The damaged cable was draped over the cable strand running between two utility poles. The employee, who was not wearing rubber insulating gloves, was standing on the ground, removing the cable from the cable strand. The end of the cable apparently whipped upward into a 7600-volt overhead power line, electrocuting the employee. (Electrical burns were found on his left hand and right foot.)

Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, cable tv work, communication cable, e tc, electrocuted, communication worker

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300139391 Fatality Electric Shock Telephone line installers and repairers

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