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#148974 - 06/04/03 08:47 PM Worker Shocked 40 Feet Above Ground

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Worker Shocked 40 Feet Above Ground

FULLERTON — A serious shock - 40 feet above the ground - sends a local utility worker to the hospital. The Southern California Edison employee suffered the electric shock while working on a 12,000-volt power line on the 4200 block of West Hill Ave. in Fullerton. The accident happened in the early morning hours, according to an Orange County Fire Authority spokesperson. Jon Perez was working on a "cross arm" on the pole when he was injured, said SCE's Paul Klein. Perez was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he was still being treated some nine hours later, Klein said. His condition was not immediately known. The circumstances of the accident were under investigation.

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#148975 - 06/07/03 07:13 AM Re: Worker Shocked 40 Feet Above Ground
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40 feet up and getting a shock while working on a cross-arm.
Hmmm, sounds to me like the lack of cover-up gear and gloves/gauntlets.
I'd also be getting the EWP re-certified for the voltage used!.
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