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Accident ID:27
Circumstances:A man was electrocuted when the secateurs he was using to trim a hedge pierced a low voltage cable running through the hedge. The cable supplied garden lights and was not protected by an RCD
Date: 2002
Time:
Occupation:Householder
Gender:Male
Age Group:Adult 25-50
Indoors/Outdoors:Outdoors
Site:Garden
Lighting:Daylight
Weather:Unknown
Work Group:Alone
Supervision:Unsupervised
Safety Procedure:None
Voltage:LV (230 or 400 volts)
Location:Customer side
Equipment:unburied LV cable
Defects:Part made live
Contact:Indirect
How could this accident have been prevented?Use of a plug-in RCD
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