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Accident: 14250179 - Cable Lineman Decapitated When Cable Caught By Passing Truck

Accident: 14250179 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 10/21/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
302786910/27/19871799Wilson Construction Company
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS INSTALLING TELEVISION CABLE ON A 20-FOOT-HIGH UTILITY POLE. THE TV CABLE SLIPPED FROM A CABLE CLAMP AND HUNG DOWN OVER A MAIN HIGHWAY. A TRANSFER TRUCK SNAGGED THE CABLE, WHICH SNAPPED ACROSS THE EMPLOYEE'S THROAT, DECAPITATING HIM.
Keywords: head, cable tv work, communication cable, construction, truck, neck, struck by, decapitated
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3027869 Fatality Amputation Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.

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