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Accident: 787648 - Electric Shock & Burn - Direct Contact With Overhead Line

Accident: 787648 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 03/21/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12371883503/23/19934813Tci Cablevision Of Oregon
AN EMPLOYEE OF A CABLE TELEVISION FIRM WAS IN AN AERIAL LIFT. HE WAS LIFTING A CATV CABLE OUT OF THE WAY SO THAT A HOUSE BEING MOVED COULD PASS BENEATH IT. WHILE HE WAS WATCHING THE CABLE AND THE HOUSE, THE EMPLOYEE RAISED THE BOOM OF THE AERIAL LIFT AND CONTACTED A 12.5-KV OVERHEAD POWER LINE. THOUGH THE EMPLOYEE RECEIVED BURNS TO HIS LEFT ARM, HE REMAINED CONSCIOUS AND LOWERED HIMSELF TO THE GROUND. THE EMPLOYEE WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR HIS INJURIES.
Keywords: burn, structure moving, overhead power line, electrical, cable tv work, communication cable, e tc, electric shock, arm, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123718835 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.

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