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Accident: 202329033 - Worker Receives Electric Shock While Replacing Billboard Ad

Accident: 202329033 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 03/13/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30524678703/13/20027312Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
On March 13, 2002, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were replacing a billboard advertisement using an Elliott Equipment Company ECH-5-135, Serial Number MJ-2431 Hi-Reach Aerial Lift. After being elevated, Employee #1 exited onto the working platform. He grabbed the rail of the ladder on the sign and was shocked with electrical current. The current on the pole was measured at 15-16.5 volts by Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE). The tower had become energized, and, when Employee #1 touched the tower, he received an electrical shock for which he was hospitalized. The platform to which they were elevated was approximately 60 ft above the ground. It was a wet rainy morning. Both men were wearing fall protection.
Keywords: installing, electric shock, advertising sign, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305246787 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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