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Accident: 170707244 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Guy

Accident: 170707244 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 05/15/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30170059705/15/19971731Royal Electric Company
An employee was working on a cable television line. A guy in the work area had become dislodged during a recent flood. The employee moved the guy and it contacted a 14.4-kilovolt overhead power line. The employee was electrocuted.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, telecom work, cable tv work, e tc, electrocuted, guy
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301700597 Fatality Electric Shock Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip. FallDist:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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