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Accident: 200380426 - Worker Is Electrocuted From Contact With Power Line, Dies

Accident: 200380426 -- Report ID: 0336000 -- Event Date: 02/08/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30370840802/12/20028322Visionquest National Limited
On February 8, 2002, Employee #1 and a coworker were working together to remove tennis shoes thrown up over energized overhead power lines. A backhoe was being used to lift an employee to cut laces from the hanging shoes. A copper pole, with a knife taped to the end, was used to cut shoes down off the 34,000-volt line. Employee #1 made contact with the power line and received an electric shock. He died two weeks later in the hospital.
Keywords: electrical, unsecured, electrocuted, inexperience, electric conductor, electric shock, backhoe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303708408 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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