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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200230324 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Guy

Accident: 200230324 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 03/21/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30020819603/24/19981623Harp Line Constructors Company
A power line worker was cutting a guy. The guy contacted a 7200-volt overhead power line, electrocuting the employee.
Keywords: elec protect equip, overhead power line, electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, guy, elec utility work
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300208196 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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