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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 856120 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Overhead Line

Accident: 856120 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 02/21/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10250327302/21/19904911Il. Power Co.
A power line worker was repairing a downed 7200-volt overhead power line after an ice storm. He elevated himself in an aerial lift to disconnect a circuit breaker, using only leather gloves rather than rubber insulating gloves or a hot stick. He was electrocuted when he contacted energized parts of the breaker.
Keywords: elec protect equip, overhead power line, electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, circuit breaker, elec utility work, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102503273 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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