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Accident: 201360328 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Antenna

Accident: 201360328 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 06/17/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30103172006/18/19974833Mississippi Telecasting Co., Inc.
A creative production employee working for a television broadcasting company was setting up a remote van for a live broadcast from Greenville City Hall. The employee activated a 5-pascal air compressor used to raise the 14.6-meter-tall, telescoping mast antenna and secured the lever with a rubber strap. As the mast was telescoping, he continued setting up for the broadcast. The antenna contacted a 7620-volt overhead power line. The employee, who was standing outside of the van, was electrocuted when he picked up an audio cable that was apparently connected to the energized van. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, telecom work, e tc, electrocuted, antenna
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301031720 Fatality Electric Shock Broadcast equipment operators

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