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Accident: 14483176 - Static Line Under Tension Breaks And Injures Two Employees

Accident: 14483176 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 05/09/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11392956605/09/19911623E.R.S.C. Inc.
Two power line workers were pulling an existing overhead static line through pulleys located at the top of a 23-meter-tall transmission tower. The two workers were on the ground, pulling the line with a bulldozer. The line snapped, and the end whipped back and struck them. One of the workers was killed, and the other sustained lacerations to his face.
Keywords: power line worker, equipment failure, laceration, elec utility work, electric conductor, struck by, bulldozer, face, tension release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113929566 Fatality Cut/Laceration Electrical power installers and repairers
2 113929566 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Electrical power installers and repairers

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