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Accident: 170000285 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Ladder

Accident: 170000285 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 10/10/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11121631310/10/19912411Sun Outdoor Advertising
AN EMPLOYEE WAS INSTALLING A BILLBOARD ON AN OUTDOOR ADVERTISING SIGN. HE WAS WORKING ON A COMPANY-OWNED BILLBOARD LOCATED NEXT TO A 7200-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE. THE POWER LINE RAN PARALLEL TO THE SIGN AT ABOUT THE SAME HEIGHT AS THE SIGN AND LESS THAN 10 FEET FROM THE EMPLOYEE'S WORK AREA. THE EMPLOYEE WAS FINISHED WORKING ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE SIGN AND BEGAN TO ROTATE THE 20-FOOT-LONG ALUMINUM LADDER HE HAD BEEN USING TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SIGN. THE LADDER CONTACTED THE POWER LINE, ELECTROCUTING THE EMPLOYEE.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, electrocuted, ladder, metal ladder, advertising sign, e gi ib
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111216313 Fatality Electric Shock Sales support occupations, n.e.c.

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