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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170829949 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Underground Power Line

Accident: 170829949 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 08/09/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11957237808/09/19951731Danella Southeast Of Md, Inc.
Two power line workers were excavating for the installation of an underground power line. At the time of the accident, they were using a metal digging bar. The employees were not using insulation or other protective equipment, nor had they attempted to locate any existing power lines. The metal bar pierced a 7620-volt underground cable and caused an electrical fault. The employees were burned by the ensuing electric arc. One of them sustained burns to his arm, hands, and face. He was hospitalized for his injuries. The other employee sustained burns to his mouth and eyes.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrical, power line worker, e ptd, undrgrd installation, elec utility work, electrical fault, undrgrd power line, blind reaching
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119572378 Non Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Electrical power installers and repairers
2 119572378 Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Electrical power installers and repairers

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