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Accident: 200011153 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Overhead Line

Accident: 200011153 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 06/27/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30319484907/12/20001731Fitzcom Utility Contractor
An employee was working from an aerial lift, securing metal bands and spacers to a newly installed fiber-optic communication cable. He had metal bands and spacers tucked inside his waistband, and they were touching a grounded guy. As he was moving his aerial lift bucket, the employee contacted a 7200-volt overhead power line with his neck. He fell about 6 meters into the bed of his utility truck. In addition to the electric shock, the employee sustained a broken scapula and burns to his neck, stomach, arm, and hands. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, fracture, overhead power line, electrical, telecom work, communication cable, e tc, electric shock, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303194849 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Telephone line installers and repairers

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