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Accident: 201561263 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Cable

Accident: 201561263 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 02/28/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30661888502/28/20051731Niels Fugal Sons Co
Two communications workers were realigning a telephone cable. As they were stringing a messenger cable for the telephone line between two poles, the messenger cable contacted a 7.2-kilovolt overhead power line suspended from the top of the poles. One of the employees was electrocuted. The other employee received an electric shock and sustained only minor burns. (The second injured employee was not listed on an injury line on the original form.)
Keywords: burn, overhead power line, electrical, telecom work, communication cable, e tc, electrocuted, electric shock, communication worker
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line New project or new addition Under $50,000 15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306618885 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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