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Accident: 200050508 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Guy

Accident: 200050508 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 07/23/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30005295807/23/19981731Moore Engineering Services, Inc.
A three-person crew was pulling fiber optic cable. Apparently, the employees cut or disconnected some support guys, and the guys contacted a 13-kilovolt overhead power line. Two of the employees were electrocuted. Another employee received an electric shock and sustained severe burns. Emergency medical services transported him to a burn center. He subsequently died of his injuries. (Employee #2 owned the firm doing the work under contract to the employer, Moore Engineering Services, Inc., and the other two employees worked for Employee #2.)
Keywords: burn, overhead power line, electrical, telecom work, e tc, electrocuted, guy, electric shock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300052958 Fatality Electric Shock Telephone installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source
2 300052958 Fatality Electric Shock Telephone installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source
3 300052958 Fatality Electric Shock Telephone installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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