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Accident: 819383 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Antenna

Accident: 819383 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 08/04/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10899564808/08/19954832Clear Channel Communications Dba Wbgg Radio
An employee was raising a communication tower on a mobile broadcast vehicle. He had not checked for the presence of overhead power lines beforehand. The antenna contacted an overhead power line, and the employee was electrocuted when he touched the connection panel while standing on the ground.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, telecom work, e tc, electrocuted, antenna
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108995648 Fatality Electric Shock Broadcast equipment operators

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