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Accident: 605592 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Antenna

Accident: 605592 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 04/25/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10033979504/25/19864833Storer Communications Inc. - Waga-Tv
A TELEVISION PHOTOGRAPHER WAS OPERATING COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT IN A TELEVISION COMMUNICATIONS VAN. HE EXTENDED THE TELESCOPING MAST SUPPORTING THE ANTENNA INTO A 25-KILOVOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE. THE EQUIPMENT BEGAN TO BUZZ AND HUM. THE EMPLOYEE THOUGHT THE EQUIPMENT WAS ARCING, SO HE JUMPED OUT THE DOOR. HE STRUCK HIS RIGHT FOREARM ON THE DOOR FRAME AS HIS LEFT FOOT CAME DOWN. HE WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR ELECTRIC SHOCK.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, telecom work, e tc, electric shock, antenna
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100339795 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Photographers

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