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Accident: 14503627 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Metal Pipe

Accident: 14503627 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 08/16/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10602662808/17/19881623Insituform Missouri, Inc.
A WORK CREW WAS REPAIRING A SEWER PIPE. THE WERE REMOVING A 4-INCH-DIAMETER FLEXIBLE METAL PIPE FROM A SEWER LINE. THEY WERE PULLING IT OUT OF A MANHOLE, THROUGH THE MANHOLE OPENING. A TUBULAR WELDED FRAME SCAFFOLD HAD BEEN ERECTED ABOVE THE OPENING, AT A HEIGHT OF 24 FEET, 3 INCHES, AND ADJACENT TO A 7200-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE. ONE OF THE WORKERS WAS STANDING ON THE GROUND, PULLING UP THE SLACK IN THE PIPE AS IT WAS BEING REMOVED FROM THE MANHOLE. HE WAS ELECTROCUTED WHEN THE PIPE CONTACTED THE OVERHEAD LINE.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, electrocuted, manhole, e gi ic, metal pipe, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106026628 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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