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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14494959 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Tool

Accident: 14494959 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 01/20/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10364341701/22/19874813Chickasaw Telephone Company
DURING A SEVERE ICE STORM, AN EMPLOYEE WAS ASSIGNED TO LOOK FOR DOWNED TELEPHONE DROP LINES. THE EMPLOYEE AND A COWORKER WERE FLAGGED DOWN BY A MAN AND WERE TOLD THAT A POWER LINE WAS DOWN IN AN ALLEY AND THAT IT WAS BURNING A TREE. THEY WALKED UP THE ALLEY TO THE DOWNED LINE, WHICH WAS COVERED WITH 0.75-INCHES OF ICE. THE COWORKER SUGGESTED THEY LEAVE THE LINE ALONE AND CALL FOR ASSISTANCE. THE FIRST EMPLOYEE ATTEMPTED TO MOVE THE LINE AWAY FROM THE TREE WITH A PAIR OF 8-INCH UNINSULATED WIRE CUTTERS. HE WAS ELECTROCUTED BY THE 7200-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE.
Keywords: elec protect equip, overhead power line, electrical, telecom work, e tc, electrocuted, hand tool
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103643417 Fatality Electric Shock Telephone line installers and repairers

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