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Accident: 14503270 - Electric Shock - Contact With Underground Line Thru Tool

Accident: 14503270 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 05/12/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10184413205/13/19864931The Kansas Power & Light Co.
An employee was working at the bottom of a 1.2-meter-deep excavation in a city street. He was using a jackhammer to remove what was thought to be rock so that work could be performed on a 102-millimeter-diameter natural gas line. The rock was actually a concrete conduit surrounding a 13.8-kilovolt underground power line. The employee was electrocuted when the blade of the jackhammer broke through the concrete and contacted the power line.
Keywords: electrical, electrocuted, jackhammer, e c, undrgrd power line, blind reaching
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101844132 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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