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Accident: 14377683 - Electric Shock - Contact With Energized Conductor

Accident: 14377683 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 08/04/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10112985608/10/19884911Phillips Electric Inc.
A POWER LINE WORKER FOR AN ELECTRIC UTILITY WAS MAKING AN EMERGENCY REPAIR OF AN UNDERGROUND POWER LINE LOCATED IN A TRENCH. THE LINE HE WAS WORKING ON WAS STILL ENERGIZED. IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE EMPLOYEE'S TEST EQUIPMENT MAY HAVE MALFUNCTIONED OR MAY HAVE BEEN MISREAD. THE EMPLOYEE RECEIVED A FATAL ELECTRIC SHOCK WHILE HE WAS STRIPPING THE CONDUCTORS TO MAKE THE REPAIR.
Keywords: electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, lockout, test equipment, e ptd, undrgrd installation, elec utility work, undrgrd power line
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101129856 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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