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Accident: 300482270 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Metal Pipe

Accident: 300482270 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 07/24/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30048227007/24/19987312Jones Sign Co Inc
Two employees working for an outdoor advertising company were removing a 6.1-meter long section of rigid metal conduit from a billboard. An overhead power line was located within 3.3 meters of the billboard's catwalk platform, which was 11.6 meters above ground. The conduit contacted the 14.4-kilovolt power line, and both employees received electric shocks. One of the employees fell from the catwalk. Both employees were hospitalized with permanent, partially disabling injuries.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, electric shock, fall, advertising sign, metal pipe, e gi ib
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300482270 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported
2 300482270 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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