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Accident: 882639 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Conductor

Accident: 882639 -- Report ID: 0830100 -- Event Date: 06/24/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10279944207/11/19941629Highland Irrigation
An employee was repairing a broken irrigation line that was buried about 3 feet below the ground. A 480-volt conductor was buried adjacent to the irrigation line. The conductor had had insulation skinned off at one point. The employee was not aware of this. He contacted the bare spot on the conductor and was electrocuted.
Keywords: elec insulation, electrical, e gi vi, electrocuted, undrgrd installation, electric conductor, blind reaching
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102799442 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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