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Accident: 14337158 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Guy

Accident: 14337158 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 08/17/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10136241612/02/19871799L & M Fence
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10136225911/09/19872499Coastal Fence Mfg. Co.
FOUR EMPLOYEES WERE INSTALLING A FIELD FENCE LINE. THE LINE PASSED ALONGSIDE A UTILITY POLE ON WHICH THREE UNUSED, BUT ENERGIZED, TRANSFORMERS WERE MOUNTED. THE UTILITY POLE HAD A GUY AND A GROUND STAKE THAT EXTENDED 16 INCHES INTO THE FENCE LINE. THE GUY WAS NOT CONNECTED TO THE GROUND STAKE, BUT WAS HELD OUT FROM THE UTILITY POLE, AT A POINT BEYOND THE GROUND STAKE, BY A PIGTAIL. ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES BEGAN TO REMOVE THE GUY FROM THE PATH OF THE FENCE. AS HE DID SO, THE SLACK IN THE GUY CAUSED IT TO CONTACT ONE OF THE ENERGIZED TRANSFORMERS. THE EMPLOYEE WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, e c, guy, electrocuted, transformer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101362416 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported
2 101362259 Occupation Not Listed

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