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Accident: 200520401 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 200520401 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 09/03/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11508514409/04/19974833Capital Communications Co. Inc.
Two reporters for a television station were setting up for a live shot. Their microwave truck was parked almost directly under an overhead power line. The mast on the truck contacted the power line, and the two employees received electric shocks. They were hospitalized for their injuries.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, telecom work, e tc, electric shock, antenna
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115085144 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Photographers
2 115085144 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Photographers

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