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Inspection: 119571735 - Communication Construction Group

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 3

Nr: 119571735Report ID: 0352430Open Date: 08/11/1995

Communication Construction Group
Queen Ferry And Glendale Roads
Baltimore, MD 21239
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
Mailing: 235 East Gay Street, P.O. Box 561, West Chester, PA 19380

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/21/1995
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:09/29/1995

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral902197326 Yes  

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 892562Event: 08/11/1995Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Tree Limb
A crew of employees was installing a cable television cable. The cable got caught in a tree, so one of the employees climbed the tree to free the cable. As he was descending the tree, a tree limb contacted an overhead power line, and the employee received an electric shock. A coworker (the injured employee's brother) freed the injured employee with a fiberglass pole. The coworker also received an electric shock as he was freeing his brother. (The coworker was not listed on an injury line on the original form.) Interviews with the employees after the accident revealed that no survey of the work area was performed to determine the degree of hazards posed by the overhead power line. Additionally, none of the employees were using electrical protective equipment, and the number of rubber insulating gloves that were issued was insufficient to enable each employee to be provided with a pair.
Keywords: elec protect equip, overhead power line, electrical, telecom work, tree limb, cable tv work, communication cable, e tc, tree, electric shock
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119571735 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.
2 119571735 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.

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