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Accident: 755561 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Metal Pole

Accident: 755561 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 06/15/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10850881306/23/19957312Donrey Outdoor Advertising Company
An employee was helping to remove a vinyl covering from an outdoor advertising sign. Standing on the top, back side of the billboard, he removed a 4.3-meter-long stretch pole from the vinyl cover. He flipped the pole to the west, and it contacted a 7200-volt overhead power line located 2.4 meters away. He received an electric shock and then fell 8.2 meters to the ground. He died either from electrocution or from the injuries he sustained in the fall.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, metal pole, electric shock, fall, fall protection, advertising sign, e gi ic
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108508813 Fatality Electric Shock Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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