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Accident: 14328348 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Conduit

Accident: 14328348 -- Report ID: 0317020 -- Event Date: 03/19/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
83128903/20/19854213David W Hassler Inc
IN DRIVING A TRUCK UP TO A TANK HALF-FILLED WITH CRUSHED LIMESTONE, AN EMPLOYEE BACKED INTO IT, DAMAGING THE FEED PIPE. TO RETRIEVE THE PIPE, WHICH HAD FALLEN INTO THE TANK, THE EMPLOYEE CLIMBED A MAINTENANCE LADDER TO THE TOP OF THE 20-FOOT-HIGH TANK. THE EMPLOYEE OPENED THE LID ON TOP OF THE TANK AND INSERTED A METAL CONDUIT (10 FEET, 10 INCHES LONG, 0.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER). THE CONDUIT HAD BEEN BENT INTO A HOOK ON THE END SO THAT HE COULD PULL UP THE BROKEN FEED PIPE. THE EMPLOYEE RAISED THE CONDUIT INTO A 7200-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE, ELECTROCUTING HIMSELF.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, conduit, electrocuted, tank, e gi ic
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 831289 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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