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Accident: 200230480 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Metal Rod

Accident: 200230480 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 12/22/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30021209901/14/19997312Lamar Outdoor Advertising
A selfemployed subcontractor was replacing the vinyl on a billboard. The gripper rod he was holding contacted a 14.4-kilovolt overhead power line, and the employee received an electric shock. The electric shock threw the employee, who was not wearing any fall protection, off the billboard's catwalk. He fell about 12.2 meters to the ground and fractured his pelvis, a leg, an ankle, and a knee. He also sustained electrical burns on both hands. The burns became infected, and the doctors had to amputate his hands.
Keywords: burn, fracture, amputated, overhead power line, electrical, metal pole, electric shock, fall, advertising sign, e gi ic
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300212099 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction trades, n.e.c.

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