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Accident: 675116 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Tv Cable

Accident: 675116 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 03/10/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10547569303/14/19884899Alert Cable Tv Of Sc Inc.
AN EMPLOYEE WAS INSTALLING A CABLE TELEVISION CABLE ON A JOINT-USE UTILITY POLE. THE EMPLOYEE WAS USING HAND TOOLS TO PERFORM THIS TASK AND WAS NOT USING ANY ELECTRICAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. THE EMPLOYEE RECEIVED AN ELECTRIC SHOCK AND BURNS WHEN THE CABLE CONTACTED A 7200-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE INSTALLED ON THE POLE.
Keywords: burn, elec protect equip, overhead power line, electrical, telecom work, cable tv work, communication cable, e tc, electric shock, utility pole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105475693 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.

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