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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200350908 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Cable

Accident: 200350908 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 07/21/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30234926107/23/19981623State Wide C.A.T.V. Inc.
A cable television line worker was installing a cable television line. He was not wearing rubber insulating gloves. The line he was handling contacted an overhead power line, electrocuting the employee.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, cable tv work, communication cable, e tc, electrocuted
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302349261 Fatality Electric Shock Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip. FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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