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Accident: 99303.015 - Employee Contacts Underground Electric Power Line And Is Sho

Accident: 99303.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 09/18/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1266326.01509/26/2017Lowry Electric Inc.
At 3:00 p.m. on September 18, 2017, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by an electrical services company, were working at a campground where a trench was being dug for the installation of new electrical service lines. As the coworker was operating a trencher, he hit an unmarked underground power line. Employee #1 went to investigate, touched the energized wire, and received an electric shock. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for electric shock and an injury to the opposite shoulder.
Keywords: trench, electrician, power lines, excavation, electric shock, shoulder, construction vehicle, electrical, construction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Alteration or rehabilitation  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1266326.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Other Electricians

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