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Accident: 14303770 - Electric Shock - Apparent Ground Fault In Suspension Strand

Accident: 14303770 -- Report ID: 0257260 -- Event Date: 01/29/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
317470302/07/19861623Ortiz Construction & Communications, Inc.
An employee was clearing an area. He climbed on a ladder leaning on a vine-covered post. While pulling at the vines, he put his left foot on a metal plate, and his left hand contacted the suspension strand for a telephone cable. The employee was electrocuted. An overhead power line was located about 1.2 meters (4 feet) above the telephone line.
Keywords: e gi iii, overhead power line, electrical, communication cable, electrocuted, ladder, ground fault, equipment grounding, suspension strand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3174703 Fatality Electric Shock Laborers, except construction

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