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Accident: 170082580 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Overhead Line

Accident: 170082580 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 06/23/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30039688407/01/19973993Signko, Inc.
A maintenance worker for a sign manufacturer was operating an aerial ladder mounted on the bed of a truck. While he was working, he contacted an overhead power line. He received an electric shock, which caused him to fall to the ground. The employee was taken to a hospital, where he died of electrocution 9 hours after the accident.
Keywords: e gi iii, overhead power line, electrical, electrocuted, advertising sign, untrained, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300396884 Fatality Electric Shock Specified mechanics and repairers

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