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Accident: 201401114 - Employee Installing Cable Causes Property Damage

Accident: 201401114 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 10/08/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12726392910/09/19971731Williams Construction
Employee #1 was installing cable strand wire on a pole when he noticed that the existing strand wire that ran north along the road went around the pole and formed a 90 degree angle. He used a come-along to pull the existing cable because he saw it was only 14 to 15 in. from a 120 V secondary power line. Employee #1 cranked the come-along until he heard a spanking sound. The cable strand had struck the power line, resulting in property damage. No information was provided on employee injuries.
Keywords: clearance, hand winch, installing, cable tv work, communication cable, struck against, construction, winch, communication worker
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 127263929

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