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Accident: 202075909 - Employee Is Burned In Contact With Power Line

Accident: 202075909 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 06/27/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30796679606/27/20047312Mike Hill Dba Mike Hill Contracting
On June 27, 2004, Employee #1 was sitting on top of a billboard, at approximately 34 feet from the ground, changing the sign on the billboard. As he was removing the 10-foot-long gripper bar, he leaned it back into the power line. Employee #1 contacted a 7,200-volt overhead power line and sustained burns to his hands, thighs, and groin areas. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, overhead power line, thigh, electric shock, advertising sign, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307966796 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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