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Inspection: 831289 - David W Hassler Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Inactive-Wilmington

Nr: 831289Report ID: 0317020Open Date: 03/20/1985

David W Hassler Inc
Intercontinental Chemical Services Inc Rittenhouse
Wilmington, DE 19801
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4213/Trucking, Except Local
Mailing: Box 411 Rd No 8, York, PA 17403

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/21/1985
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/17/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360529705    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14328348Event: 03/19/1985Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Conduit
IN DRIVING A TRUCK UP TO A TANK HALF-FILLED WITH CRUSHED LIMESTONE, AN EMPLOYEE BACKED INTO IT, DAMAGING THE FEED PIPE. TO RETRIEVE THE PIPE, WHICH HAD FALLEN INTO THE TANK, THE EMPLOYEE CLIMBED A MAINTENANCE LADDER TO THE TOP OF THE 20-FOOT-HIGH TANK. THE EMPLOYEE OPENED THE LID ON TOP OF THE TANK AND INSERTED A METAL CONDUIT (10 FEET, 10 INCHES LONG, 0.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER). THE CONDUIT HAD BEEN BENT INTO A HOOK ON THE END SO THAT HE COULD PULL UP THE BROKEN FEED PIPE. THE EMPLOYEE RAISED THE CONDUIT INTO A 7200-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE, ELECTROCUTING HIMSELF.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, conduit, electrocuted, tank, e gi ic
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 831289 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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