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Accident ID:28
Circumstances:A contractor was electocuted while cutting timber in proximity to a live 20kV overhead line. While being cut, the top part of the tree fell onto the live conductor and the victim.
Date: 2002
Time:
Occupation:Tradesman
Gender:Male
Age Group:Adult 25-50
Indoors/Outdoors:Outdoors
Site:Countryside
Lighting:Daylight
Weather:Unknown
Work Group:More than two
Supervision:Supervisor present
Safety Procedure:Defined work procedures
Voltage:20kV
Location:Supply side
Equipment:Overhead line
Defects:Part made live
Contact:Indirect
How could this accident have been prevented?Adherence to procedures
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