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Accident: 170743645 - Electric Shock & Fall - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 170743645 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 11/26/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12668070111/29/19961521Ira Russell
An employee who was not qualified to perform power line work climbed a 12.2-meter-tall utility pole and used an 8.2-meter-long piece of PVC pipe to open a cutout. He later climbed back up the pole and tried to close the cutout while wearing rubber gloves. He contacted energized parts and received an electric shock. The electric shock caused the employee to fall from the pole. He died from the electric shock or from injuries sustained in the fall.
Keywords: e gi iii, overhead power line, electrical, cutout switch, elec utility work, electric shock, fall, untrained, utility pole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126680701 Fatality Electric Shock Construction trades, n.e.c.

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