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Accident: 170105605 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Metal Pipe

Accident: 170105605 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 06/22/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12398162306/23/19951799Midwest Dewatering Co. Inc.
Two employees were raising a 7.3-meter-long (24-foot-long) steel pipe for a well. As it neared a vertical position, the pipe contacted a 7620-volt overhead power line. One of the employees was electrocuted, and the other received an electric shock and serious burns. He was hospitalized for his injuries. Two other nearby employees received electric shocks from potential gradients in the wet earth. They were also hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, overhead power line, electrical, potential gradient, electrocuted, electric shock, e gi ic, metal pipe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123981623 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Drillers, earth
2 123981623 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Drillers, earth
3 123981623 Fatality Electric Shock Drillers, earth
4 123981623 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Drillers, earth

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