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Accident: 200012144 - Employee Is Killed When Contacted Primary Line

Accident: 200012144 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 10/29/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30727140310/29/20044841Americon Llc
On October 29, 2004, Employee #1 was working from a non insulated bucket truck, trying to raise the cable after it was hit by a trash truck the previous evening. Employee #1 was not wearing safety harness or safety gloves. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 was being lifted up on the cable line to take tension off of the line, so a coworker could tighten and raise the cable. Employee #1 came into contact with the primary 7200-Volt line and was electrocuted. The static distance from the cable to the ground was 14 ft 1 in. and from the primary line to the ground was 21 ft. A separation of 6 ft 11 in. was provided before Employee #1 started to lift the line.
Keywords: installing, repair, glove, electrocuted, safety belt, truck, electric shock, bucket elevator, cable logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307271403 Fatality Electric Shock Telephone line installers and repairers

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