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Accident: 200773661 - Employee Receives Electric Shock While Snaking Phone Line

Accident: 200773661 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 08/13/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30610279908/13/20041731Axent Communications, Inc.

On Auugust 13, 2004, Employee #1, age 17, was snaking a phone line. He was instructed by a senior technician/foreman to run it over a live electrical rectifier, even though the busbar was exposed. Employee #1 was using a metal snake and was throwing it over some duct work when the snake recoiled and struck the energized busbar. Employee #1 was still holding the snake and he received an electric shock. He sustained injuries that required hospitalization.

Keywords: communication cable, struck against, busbar, construction, elec circ part--misc, electric shock, communication worker
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 1 15

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306102799 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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