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Accident: 922690 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Antenna

Accident: 922690 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 04/14/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10895811704/26/19955712Thacker'S Home Furnshings Company, Inc.
Two employees were installing a television antenna onto the side of a one-story home. Working at ground level, the employees assembled the antenna. Once it was assembled, the employees lifted it onto an existing anchor. The 30-foot tall antenna started to tip, and the employees lost control of it. It fell into an overhead power line located about 11 feet from the house and 14 feet above the ground. Both employees received electric shocks. One of them died of electrocution en route to a hospital; the other was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, electrocuted, electric shock, antenna, e gi ic
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108958117 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported
2 108958117 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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