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Accident: 14442388 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Overhead Line

Accident: 14442388 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 09/10/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11240480109/12/19915159Birdsong Peanuts - Franklin Plant
TWO EMPLOYEES WERE WORKING ON THE ROOF OF A WAREHOUSE, CLEANING GUTTERS AT THE EDGE OF THE 24-FOOT-HIGH ROOF. ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES STOOD UP TO CHANGE POSITION AND CONTACTED A 7620-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE THAT WAS LOCATED 72 INCHES ABOVE THE ROOF. HE RECEIVED AN ELECTRIC SHOCK AND SUFFERED THIRD DEGREE BURNS OVER MOST OF HIS BODY. THE SECOND EMPLOYEE FELL ON THE ROOF AS HE WAS RUNNING FOR HELP. HE BRUISED HIS LEFT SIDE AND HIS HIP. BOTH EMPLOYEES WERE HOSPITALIZED. THE EMPLOYEE WHO CONTACTED THE POWER LINE DIED ON SEPTEMBER 21, 1991, AS A RESULT OF HIS INJURIES.
Keywords: burn, clothing, e gi iii, overhead power line, roof, electrical, electric shock, fall, hip, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112404801 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Laborers, except construction
2 112404801 Fatality Electric Shock Laborers, except construction

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