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Accident: 14336630 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Guy

Accident: 14336630 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 05/01/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10272807805/03/19901623Marable-Pirkle Services, Llc
TWO EMPLOYEES WERE PLACING A GUY IN POSITION ON A NEW UTILITY POLE. ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES WAS ON THE GROUND; THE OTHER WAS WORKING FROM AN AERIAL LIFT AT A HEIGHT OF 40 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. THE EMPLOYEE IN THE AERIAL LIFT WAS TO PLACE THE GUY AROUND A RING TO SECURE THE GUY TO THE POLE. THE EMPLOYEE ON THE GROUND NOTICED A KINK IN THE CABLE. HE DECIDED TO WHIP THE CABLE TO REMOVE THE KINK. WHEN HE DID THIS, THE CABLE CONTACTED A 7200-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE, ELECTROCUTING THE EMPLOYEE.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, guy, elec utility work
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102728078 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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