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Accident: 659649 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Overhead Line

Accident: 659649 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 08/13/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10339032408/20/19871623Andreassi Brothers, Incorporated
AN EMPLOYEE OF AN ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR WAS RAISING THE THREE BOTTOM CONDUCTORS OF AN OVERHEAD POWER LINE. A ROPE HAD BEEN THROWN OVER A HIGHER CONDUCTOR AND LOOPED OVER THE LOWER ONES. THE EMPLOYEE WAS STANDING IN THE BUCKET OF A TRACK-MOUNTED KOEHRING BACKHOE (MODEL NUMBER 666 E). HE CONTACTED ONE OF THE CONDUCTORS AND WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, electrocuted, e c, backhoe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103390324 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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