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Report: Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts at East Texas Utility Service, Inc. in Joaquin, Texas

DATE: 05/21/18

An employee was in bucket replacing a utility pole when he contacted an energized powerline (7,200 volts) and received second and third degree burns to the upper left arm.

Report ID 2018054934  
Date 05/21/2018  
UPA 1340311  
Inspection 1317940  
Primary NAICS 237130  
Nature 1533 Third or fourth degree electrical burns
Part of Body 421 Upper arm(s)
Source 4415 Power lines, transformers, convertors
Event 5112 Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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