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Accident: 14565899 - Electric Shock - Contact With Undrgrd Line Thru Jackhammer

Accident: 14565899 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 03/17/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
255264403/19/19871771Cochise Contractors, Inc.
A LABORER FOR A CONCRETE CONTRACTOR WAS OPERATING A JACKHAMMER TO DISMANTLE AN OLD TELEPHONE BOOTH FOUNDATION. THE FOUNDATION WAS IN THE PATH OF A TRENCH THAT THE LABORER AND A COWORKER WERE DIGGING. THE TRENCH WAS TO BE USED FOR THE INSTALLATION OF AN UNDERGROUND ELECTRICAL SERVICE FOR A GASOLINE STATION THAT BEING CONSTRUCTED ON THE SITE. AS THE EMPLOYEE WAS OPERATING THE JACKHAMMER, IT CONTACTED A 13.9-KILOVOLT UNDERGROUND POWER LINE. THE LABORER RECEIVED AN ELECTRIC SHOCK AND SEVERE ELECTRICAL BURNS ON HIS FACE, ARMS, AND HANDS.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electrical, jackhammer, e c, electric shock, undrgrd power line
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2552644 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction laborers

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