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Accident ID:22
Circumstances:An ESB network technician based at Tallaght depot, was electrocuted when he made contact (or near contact) with live 10kV parts on a pole that contained a point of disconnection and from which he had just removed a set of main earths.
Date: November 2000
Time:
Occupation:Tradesman
Gender:Male
Age Group:Adult 25-50
Indoors/Outdoors:Outdoors
Site:ESB Network
Lighting:Unknown
Weather:Dry
Work Group:Alone
Supervision:Unsupervised
Safety Procedure:Defined work procedures
Voltage:10kV
Location:Supply side
Equipment:Overhead line
Defects:Part made live
Contact:Direct
How could this accident have been prevented?Awareness of Danger
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