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Report: Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts at Champion Technology Services in Galveston, Texas

DATE: 09/18/15

Two tower climbers were running a heavy duty coax cable up to an antenna tower. One employee was on the ground running the cable up to another employee who was approximately 100 feet from the ground. The cable was on a reel and the front end of the cable was cut and live. One of the employees touched it and was shocked. The injured employee received second degree burns on his right arm, third degree burns on his right thumb and minor burns to his knees.

Report ID 2015096859  
Date 09/18/2015  
UPA 1021447  
Primary NAICS 541512  
Nature 1533 Third or fourth degree electrical burns
Part of Body 4420 Finger(s), fingernail(s), unspecified
Source 4411 Electrical wiring-building
Event 5112 Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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