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Accident: 97582.015 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Cable

Accident: 97582.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 07/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1249055.01507/27/2017Pitts Swabbing Service, Inc.
At 4:30 p.m. on July 21, 2017, an employee was working for a firm that drilled o il and gas wells. The employee and possibly some coworkers were raising a derric k to replace a section of cable that was damaged. As the derrick was being raise d, the employee was holding onto the end of the cable. At that time, the top of the derrick came into contact with an energized overhead power line. The narrati ve stated that the line was energized at a high voltage. It did not elaborate. H e received an electric shock, burns, and he was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, derrick, e gi ib, electric shock, electrical, gas well, gas well drilling, oil well drilling, oil well drilling/servicing, overhead power line, power lines
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1249055.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Drillers, oil well

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