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Accident: 579375 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Metal Pipe

Accident: 579375 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 06/27/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10359244006/29/19947312Patrick Media Group, Inc.
An employee was working on the top level platform on the back side of a billboard. He was working with a crew of other employees, mounting a vinyl advertisement on the billboard. The employee on the platform was inserting a 10-foot-long metal conduit into a sleeve on one end of the vinyl sheet. The conduit was to act as part of a framework for the sheet. The conduit contacted a 4000-volt overhead power line. He received an electric shock and was knocked off the platform. He fell a distance of about 40 feet to the ground. He was hospitalized, but died the next day as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, electric shock, fall, advertising sign, e gi ic, metal pipe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103592440 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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