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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14405047 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Cable

Accident: 14405047 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 05/30/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12225993006/13/19964841Tcsi Huntsville Inc.
An employee was dispatched to a residence to repair a damaged cable television line. He apparently found that the line had been struck by lightning and needed to be replaced. He put a ladder against a utility pole and began pulling cable up from the ground and away from the pole. The cable contacted an overhead power line, and the employee was electrocuted.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, cable tv work, communication cable, e tc, electrocuted
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122259930 Fatality Electric Shock Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.

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