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Accident: 200553980 - Employee Is Killed When Cable Contacts Power Line

Accident: 200553980 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 06/15/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30907811106/16/20054841Cox Communication Louisiana L.L.C.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on June 15, 2005, Employee #1 was installing new coaxial cable at a residence. To extend a cable over a group of 10-ft-tall bushes, he tied the cable to a rubber ball and a nylon rope. When Employee #1 tossed the rubber ball, the connected cable contacted a primary high voltage line approximately 7 to 8 ft above the bushes. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: overhead power line, cable tv work, communication cable, electrocuted, communication worker
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309078111 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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