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Accident: 170097471 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Metal Scrap

Accident: 170097471 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 05/10/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11551650205/13/19931731Kendo Construction Inc
An employee was remodeling an outdoor sign. A 12.47-kilovolt overhead power line was located near the sign. The employer contacted the electric utility company about the power line, but it was not covered. As the employee was removing a 12-foot-long piece of metal from the sign, the metal piece contacted the power line. The employee received an electric shock and sustained multiple electrical burns. He had one hand amputated as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: burn, amputated, overhead power line, electrical, scrap metal, electric shock, e gi ic, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115516502 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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