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Accident: 775726 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Guy

Accident: 775726 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 10/12/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10665330610/17/19901731Tra-Co Electrical Construction, Inc.
A POWER LINE WORKER WAS STANDING ABOUT 26 FEET FROM A NEW 50-FOOT UTILITY POLE. HE WAS WORKING WHERE A 0.375-INCH-DIAMETER TEMPORARY DOWN GUY WAS ANCHORED TO A 0.75-INCH GALVANIZED TEMPORARY ANCHOR ROD. THE EMPLOYEE WAS USING A CHAIN HOIST TO REMOVE THE EXTRA-HIGH STRENGTH, GALVANIZED STEEL DOWN GUY. AS THE EMPLOYEE LOOSENED THE GUY, IT CONTACTED A 7620-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE. THE EMPLOYEE, WHO WAS WEARING LEATHER WORK GLOVES, WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: elec protect equip, overhead power line, electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, guy, elec utility work
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106653306 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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