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Accident: 14423461 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Tv Cable

Accident: 14423461 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 05/01/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10151455205/03/19894899Cencom Cable
AN EMPLOYEE WAS SPOTTING A CABLE TELEVISION CABLE BEING INSTALLED BETWEEN TWO UTILITY POLES. HE CALLED FOR HIS COWORKER TO STOP THE WORK. WITHIN SECONDS, ONE PHASE OF AN OVERHEAD POWER LINE FELL ONTO THE TELEVISION CABLE THE EMPLOYEES HAD BEEN INSTALLING. THE ENERGIZED TELEVISION CABLE IN TURN FELL ONTO THE EMPLOYEE WHO HAD BEEN SPOTTING IT, AND HE WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, cable tv work, communication cable, e tc, electrocuted
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101514552 Fatality Electric Shock Telephone line installers and repairers

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