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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200968063 - Electric Shock - Contact With Power Line Thru Jackhammer

Accident: 200968063 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 11/01/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30394319511/01/20001623Penn Line Service Inc
An electrical helper was relocating one of two 152-millimeter-diameter conduits when the jackhammer he was operating penetrated a third 152-millimeter-diameter conduit through which a 12-kilovolt power line ran. The helper received an electric shock. He was transported to a hospital and released the following day. None of the employees on the job were informed of two additional conduits under the two conduits on which they had been working.
Keywords: electrical, conduit, jackhammer, e c, electric shock, undrgrd power line
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303943195 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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