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Accident: 170614291 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Cable Or Guy

Accident: 170614291 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 02/08/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12017277002/20/19971731Feather River Cable Tv
A cable television installer was troubleshooting an outage. He was working from a ladder leaning against a utility pole. He grabbed a down guy and a cable television cable, received an electric shock, and fell to the ground. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: electrical, communication cable, e tc, ladder, ground fault, equipment grounding, guy, electric shock, fall, communication worker
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120172770 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip. FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Construction of playing fields, tennis courts
FatCause: Fall from roof

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