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Accident: 14289524 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Overhead Line

Accident: 14289524 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 05/19/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1872781805/20/19881623Richardson-Wayland Electrical Corp.
AN EMPLOYEE WORKING FROM AN AERIAL LIFT WAS RAISING A 40-FOOT-LONG GUY SO THAT HE COULD FASTEN IT TO THE DOWN GUY ATTACHMENT ON A NEWLY INSTALLED UTILITY POLE. AS THE EMPLOYEE POSITIONED THE AERIAL LIFT, THE BACK OF HIS UPPER SHOULDER CONTACTED A 7620-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE. THE EMPLOYEE, WHO WAS GROUNDED THROUGH THE GUY, WAS ELECTROCUTED. THERE WAS ALSO ARCING AT THE OUTRIGGERS OF THE AERIAL LIFT.
Keywords: elec protect equip, overhead power line, electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, guy, elec utility work
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18727818 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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