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Accident: 14255616 - Electric Shock - Contact With Fallen Power Line

Accident: 14255616 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 04/30/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
296429405/06/19851731Stackhouse Inc Attn Myron Coon
AN EMPLOYEE WAS REMOVING A TIE WIRE FROM A CONDUCTOR. HE BROUGHT ONE END OF THE TIE WIRE INTO CONTACT WITH THE GROUND WIRE ON THE POLE WHILE THE OTHER END WAS STILL IN CONTACT WITH THE ENERGIZED CONDUCTOR. THE ENERGIZED CONDUCTOR SEPARATED AND FELL TOWARDS THE GROUND. THE CONDUCTOR LANDED ON AN UNGROUNDED VEHICLE, ELECTROCUTING A SECOND EMPLOYEE, WHO WAS LEANING AGAINST IT.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, vehicle, electrocuted, tie wire, e ptd, elec utility work
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2964294 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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