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Accident: 170785711 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 170785711 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 11/20/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12586729111/30/19987312Outdoor Systems
Four employees of an outdoor advertising firm were replacing a billboard sign. One of the employees was near the upper right corner of the billboard receiving an extension hanging from a crane. The crane contacted a nearby 21-kilovolt overhead power line, and the employee received an electric shock and third-degree burns on his arms and body. He died from his injuries.
Keywords: burn, overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, e gi ia, electric shock, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125867291 Fatality Electric Shock Laborers, except construction

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