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Accident: 14215313 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Overhead Power Line

Accident: 14215313 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 06/04/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
320944206/11/19851623Chattahoochie Cable Company
THREE EMPLOYEES WERE INSTALLING CABLE TELEVISION CABLE. EACH OF THEM WAS ON A DIFFERENT UTILITY POLE. ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES WAS ABOUT 22.5 FEET UP A 30-FOOT POLE. HE WAS STANDING ON THE TELEPHONE CABLE HOISTING THE TELEVISION CABLE TO A HOOK THAT WAS ABOUT 1 FOOT, 10 INCHES BENEATH AN ELECTRIC TRANSFORMER FOR AN OVERHEAD POWER LINE. THE EMPLOYEE, WHO WAS NOT WEARING A HARD HAT, LEANED HIS HEAD BACK AND CONTACTED THE 7200-VOLT POWER LINE WHILE HE WAS STILL HOLDING THE CABLE. CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION WAS PERFORMED TO NO AVAIL; THE EMPLOYEE DIED OF ELECTROCUTION.
Keywords: elec protect equip, overhead power line, electrical, telecom work, communication cable, cpr, e tc, electrocuted
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3209442 Fatality Electric Shock Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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