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Accident: 170237317 - Electric Shock - Earth Gradient From Downed Power Line

Accident: 170237317 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 02/08/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11146156202/11/19910851Inter Mountain Management Inc
An employee was felling a tree parallel to an overhead power line. As he was completing the cut, the tree broke off and fell into the power line. The employee moved away from stump when the tree contacted the power line and received an electric shock. He was transported to a hospital and later released.
Keywords: overhead power line, tree felling, electrical, potential gradient, tree, electric shock, e gi ic
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111461562 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Forestry workers, except logging

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