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Accident: 14470280 - Electric Shock - Contact Through Electric Line Truck

Accident: 14470280 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 06/29/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
114428607/11/19844911Metropolitan Edison Co
ONE CREW LEADER AND TWO LINEMEN WERE PREPARING TO REMOVE A TRANSFORMER FROM A POLE, USING AN ELECTRIC LINE TRUCK WITH BOOM. THE OPERATOR RAISED THE BOOM, WHICH STRUCK AN OVERHEAD POWER LINE ENERGIZED AT 7620 VOLTS. ONE OF THE THREE EMPLOYEES WAS STANDING AT THE REAR OF THE TRUCK IN CONTACT WITH THE ENERGIZED TRUCK BED. HE RECEIVED AN ELECTRIC SHOCK. HE WAS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL ON 6-29-84 AND DIED ON 7-10-84. NO OTHER EMPLOYEES WERE INJURED.
Keywords: derrick truck, overhead power line, electrical, boom, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, elec utility work, electric shock
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1144286 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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