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Accident: 979377 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Ladder

Accident: 979377 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 11/13/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11564829711/14/19917312Horizon Signs Inc.
AN EMPLOYEE WAS STANDING ON THE SUPPORTS FOR A SIGN AS HE WAS MOVING A LADDER FROM ONE SIDE OF THE SIGN TO THE OTHER. TO DO THIS, HE WAS LIFTING THE LADDER OVER THE SIGN. THE 17-FOOT, 4-INCH-LONG LADDER CONTACTED A 7200-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE. THE RESULTANT ELECTRIC SHOCK CAUSED THE EMPLOYEE TO FALL TO THE GROUND. HE ALSO RECEIVED BURNS TO HIS LEFT FOREARM AND BETWEEN HIS WAIST AND KNEES. THE EMPLOYEE WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR HIS INJURIES.
Keywords: burn, overhead power line, electrical, ladder, metal ladder, electric shock, fall, advertising sign, e gi ib
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115648297 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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