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Accident: 659979 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Drill Pipe

Accident: 659979 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 04/15/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10133914104/17/19871781Paul Jenkins & Sons Well Drilling Company
AN EMPLOYER AND HIS EMPLOYEE WERE INSTALLING A WELL AT A PRIVATE RESIDENCE. THE EMPLOYER WAS USING A MANILA ROPE ON THE WELL DRILLING RIG TO LIFT A 21-FOOT-LONG GALVANIZED PIPE. THE PIPE HAD A 3-FOOT, 6-INCH POINT ON ONE END, AND THE EMPLOYEE WAS GUIDING THIS END OF THE PIPE INTO THE WELL HOLE. THE OTHER END OF THE PIPE CONTACTED A 14-KILOVOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE, AND THE EMPLOYEE WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, drill pipe, electrocuted, e c, drill rig--non-oil, metal pipe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101339141 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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