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Accident: 170001358 - Electrical Fault In Underground Power Line

Accident: 170001358 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 09/23/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11552879609/23/19931731Power City Electric Inc
An employee was using a wood handled pick on very dry ground. An electric utility had marked the location of an underground power line in the work area. Unfortunately, they had mismarked the location of the 13.8-kilovolt, three-phase power line by 70 inches. When the employee reached a depth of 30 inches, the pick struck the power line and caused an electrical fault. A power outage resulted from the fault; however, the employee was not injured.
Keywords: electrical, e gi vii, electrical fault, hand tool, undrgrd power line
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115528796 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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