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Accident: 14503932 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Antenna

Accident: 14503932 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 06/09/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10602434206/09/19890741Oswego Veterinary Clinic
The owner of a veterinary clinic and three employees were installing a radio tower with an antenna. As they were raising the tower by hand, the antenna fell into a 13.2-kilovolt (7200-volt-to-ground) overhead power line. One employee was electrocuted. The owner, three other employees, and two other individuals, who were at the site at the time of the accident, received electric shocks and were hospitalized for their injuries. The owner died of electrocution 2 days after the accident.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, electrocuted, electric shock, antenna, e gi ic
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106024342 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported
2 106024342 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported
3 106024342 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported
4 106024342 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported
5 106024342 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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