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Accident ID:31
Circumstances:A man was electrocuted while moving portable scaffolding at a rugby pitch in Tipperary. The scaffolding made contact with an overhead 10kV line Two other co-workers were injured but survived.
Date:15 August 1995
Time:
Occupation:Tradesman
Gender:Male
Age Group:Adult 25-50
Indoors/Outdoors:Outdoors
Site:Sports field
Lighting:Daylight
Weather:Unknown
Work Group:More than two
Supervision:Unsupervised
Safety Procedure:None
Voltage:10kV
Location:Supply side
Equipment:Overhead line
Defects:Unknown
Contact:Indirect
How could this accident have been prevented?Safe system of work
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