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Accident: 99168.015 - Employee Drilling For Pipeline Is Shocked By Underground Ele

Accident: 99168.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 09/20/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1265133.01509/20/2017Paramount Utility Corporation
At 9:55 a.m. on September 20, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a utility services company, was working at an excavation for a pipeline. He was placing pressure o n the head of a boring machine when the machine made contact with underground el ectrical equipment, a 5-inch plastic duct/wire that was energized at 108/120 vol ts. Employee #1 sustained an electric shock. Emergency services were called, a nd Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was treated and release d the same day.
Keywords: boring machine, construction, drill, drill operator, duct, electric shock, excavation, pipeline
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1265133.015 45 M Non Hospitalized injury Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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