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Accident: 709675 - Electric Shock & Burn - Direct Contact With Live Parts

Accident: 709675 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 08/25/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10559002008/31/19874833Washington County (T.V. Department)

AN EMPLOYEE HAD BEEN HIRED ON A TEMPORARY BASIS BY A LOCAL (COUNTY) GOVERNMENT TO ASSIST IN THE INSTALLATION OF A GROUNDING SYSTEM FOR THE PROTECTION OF TELEVISION TRANSMISSION EQUIPMENT. THIS EQUIPMENT WAS LOCATED ATOP FRISCO PEAK IN UTAH. THE EMPLOYEE WAS ALLOWED TO ENTER AND WORK IN A FENCED-IN AREA CONTAINING EXPOSED ENERGIZED PARTS. THE SUPERVISOR KNEW THAT THE EMPLOYEE WAS INSTALLING THE GROUNDING CABLE NEAR THE EXPOSED ENERGIZED PARTS. THE EMPLOYEE HAD POSITIONED HIMSELF IN A NEAR PRONE POSITION NEXT TO A CONDUCTOR HANGING FROM THE TOP OF A TRANSFORMER. THE EMPLOYEE REPEATEDLY CONTACTED THE CONDUCTOR AND WAS BURNED AS A RESULT OF THE ELECTRIC SHOCK. HE WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR HIS INJURIES.

Keywords: burn, clothing, elec protect equip, electrical, telecom work, e tc, lockout, electric conductor, electric shock

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105590020 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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