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Accident: 560557 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Metal Pipe

Accident: 560557 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 08/22/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12131771308/23/19957312A To Z Sign Company (Three Star Baby, Inc. Dba)
Two employees were installing a vinyl sign facing on a roadside billboard. One of the employees was standing on a metal ladder, inserting a 3-meter (10-foot) length of metal conduit through a sleeve on the edge of the facing. A 7620-volt overhead power line that was less than 3 meters (10 feet) from the top of the sign was almost directly above the employee. The conduit contacted the power line, and the employee was electrocuted.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, electrocuted, advertising sign, e gi ic, metal pipe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 121317713 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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