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Accident: 14543169 - Electric Shock & Fall - Direct Contact With Overhead Line

Accident: 14543169 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 09/05/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10033605609/05/19851761L. F. Still And Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10033607209/11/19851542Dorn Associates, Inc.
AN EMPLOYEE WAS CLIMBING AN ALUMINUM LADDER TO REACH THE ROOF OF A BUILDING IN ORDER TO GATHER DATA FOR A PRICE ESTIMATE FOR REPAIR OF THE ROOF. THE EMPLOYEE CONTACTED AN 11.4-KILOVOLT-TO-GROUND OVERHEAD POWER LINE THAT WAS LOCATED 27 INCHES FROM THE WALL OF THE BUILDING. THE ELECTRIC SHOCK HE RECEIVED CAUSED HIM TO FALL 22 FEET TO THE GROUND. THE EMPLOYEE SUSTAINED THIRD DEGREE BURNS ON HIS BACK AND ON BOTH HANDS. HE ALSO SUSTAINED HAIRLINE FRACTURES OF HIS THREE LOWER VERTEBRAE.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, e c, electric shock, untrained, burn, clothing, back, fall, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100336056 Occupation Not Listed
2 100336072 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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