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Accident: 781195 - Electric Shock - Aerial Lift Contact With Overhead Line

Accident: 781195 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 08/08/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11233959308/09/19911623Dobson Power Line Construction Co., Inc.
An employee was working from an aerial lift, installing a guy. He was holding the guy in one hand and operating the boom of the aerial lift with the other. The uninsulated portion of the boom contacted a 7200-volt overhead power line, resulting in the electrocution of the employee in the aerial lift. An employee on the ground also received an electric shock, for which he was hospitalized. He had been standing on the ground holding the coiled guy at the time of the accident.
Keywords: electrical, electrocuted, e ptd, guy, elec utility work, electric shock, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112339593 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers
2 112339593 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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