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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200000156 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Overhead Line

Accident: 200000156 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 01/08/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10722592201/13/19971623Gregory Powerline Construction
A power line worker was in an insulated aerial lift, holding onto a grounded guy. The employee was electrocuted when his head contacted a 7200-volt overhead power line.
Keywords: elec protect equip, overhead power line, electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, guy, elec utility work, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 107225922 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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