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Accident: 14241137 - Employee Struck By Overhead Power Lines Being Strung

Accident: 14241137 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 12/02/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10364522212/08/19861623Oklahoma Gas And Electric Company
ON DECEMBER 2, 1986, AT ABOUT 2:15 PM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STANDING BY THE NORTH RAILING OF A ROADWAY UNDERPASS. THE REMAINING 5 CREWMEMBERS WERE LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, FRAMING A TELEPHONE/ELECTRICAL POLE FOR INSTALLATION. CONDUCTORS FOR THE POLE HAD BEEN STRUNG ACROSS THE SOUTH SIDE RAILING, ACROSS THE ROADWAY AND UP OVER A CONDUCTOR ON A LIGHT POLE. A WEST BOUND COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CAUGHT THE CONDUCTORS STRUNG ACROSS THE ROADWAY. THE CONDUCTORS STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE CHEST, BREAKING RIBS AND DAMAGING A LUNG. HE SUFFERED HEART FAILURE. ATTEMPTS TO RESUSCITATE THE EMPLOYEE FAILED.
Keywords: chest, fracture, lung, overhead power line, power line worker, work rules, rib, elec utility work, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103645222 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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