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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170172654 - Electric Shock - Contact W/ Underground Line Thru Jackhammer

Accident: 170172654 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 01/29/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11180090001/30/19919199City Of Millbrae
An employee was working inside a shallow excavation trying to uncover a damaged sewer line lateral. He was using a jackhammer to chip away a concrete slab covering electrical conduit containing 120-volt, 480-volt, and 12-kilovolt cables. The tool broke through the conduit and pierced the insulation on a cable. The employee sustained an electric shock and burns on both his arms. He was hospitalized for treatment and released the same day.
Keywords: burn, electrical, e gi vi, jackhammer, electric shock, arm, undrgrd power line, blind reaching
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111800900 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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