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Accident: 201795895 - Outdoor-Sign Worker Receives Electric Shock, Burns

Accident: 201795895 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 07/03/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12608658607/03/20027312Coast Iron And Steel
On July 3, 2002, Employee #1, an outdoor-advertising-sign worker, and a coworker were extracting retaining bars on a billboard located 10 feet, 3 inches from high-voltage public utility power lines rated at 6,900-volts phase-to-ground. The employees were taking down an old sign to put up a new one. The retaining bar was 11 feet 2 inches in length and was constructed of hollow galvanized steel. Employee #1 had been employed by the billboard company for two months and July 3, 2002 was his first day performing these job duties. Employee #1 received an electric shock and sustained second- and third-degree burns over his lower extremities, forearms, torso, and back. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, overhead power line, forearm, torso, back, inexperience, electric shock, advertising sign, foot, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126086586 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Laborers, except construction

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