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Accident: 170607543 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Steel Tape

Accident: 170607543 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/09/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11989107505/10/19944899Microwave Tower Service Inc
Two employees were measuring the height of a microwave communications antenna. One of the employees had climbed to a height of about 60 feet, about halfway up the 120-foot tower. While he was deploying a nylon-clad, steel tape measure, a gust of wind blew the tape into a 12-kilovolt overhead power line. The employee on the tower received an electric shock and burns. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, overhead power line, electrical, telecom work, measuring device, e tc, electric shock, antenna
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119891075 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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