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Accident: 16795.015 - Two Employees Receive Electrical Shock When Antenna Contacts

Accident: 16795.015 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 05/13/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
429932.01505/14/2012Downtown Design Services, Inc.
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on May 13, 2012, Employee #1, a helper, and Employee #2 were setting up a survey of pipeline right-of-way. They had set up the base o f a station and were installing an antenna. The employees used a tri-pod to rais e the 25.33 ft antenna in place, when the top of the antenna contacted an overhe ad power line. Employee #1 was electrocuted and killed at the scene. Employee #2 received electrical shocks and was transported to a medical center, where he wa s hospitalized.
Keywords: antenna, electric shock, electrical, electrocuted, installing, overhead power line, struck against
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 429932.015 48 M Fatality Surveyors and mapping scientists
2 429932.015 32 M Hospitalized injury

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