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OVERHEAD POWER LINE FATALITIES
KANSAS, MISSOURI & NEBRASKA
(10/01/95-12/31/99)
SIC Age Description
1542 49 spreading gravel; drove raised bed of dump truck into overhead power line
1623 59 working in an elevated bucket truck; came in contact with energized line
1623 37 employees setting an aluminum trench box shield in place using a crane; loadline cable on the boom of the crane came in contact with an overhead power line; employee grabbed onto shield and was electrocuted
1623 19 performing work from a pole; climbed beyond minimum distance requirement for live-line work on utility pole
1623 19 installing fiber optic cable; rod entered inside the minimum approach distance and passed close enough to the energized electrical line for arc generation
1623 42 working from a bucket; head came in contact with energized primary wire
1623 32 installing new static wire for an overhead power line using wire cutters; cut wire came in contact with conductor end of insulator
1623 59 working from bucket of aerial lift truck; tasked with tying in de-energized overhead power line to insulators on top of a new power pole; came in contact with energized overhead power line
1731 39 performing conversion operations at a power plant substation and grabbed hot lead running to the circuit's lightning arrester
1731 38
41
24
pulling fiber optic cable; guy wires were cut or disconnected and came in contact with the power line
1731 48 performing overhead primary connection; head touched power line
1731 37
29
wrecking out a utility pole to be replaced, came in contact with energized line
1761 23 installing vinyl siding on a shed using an aluminum ladder; while positioning the ladder it came in contact with an energized overhead power line
1761 38 taking down a ladder that came in contact with overhead power line
1761 23 repositioning a mobile scaffold using a bobcat; scaffold struck overhead power line
1761 25 taking down a ladder that came in contact with overhead power line
1771 44 finishing a concrete driveway using a float with aluminum extensions; when changing positions float was raised and came in contact with an overhead power line
1771 54 holding discharge hose of cement pumper truck; boom of truck came in contact with overhead power line
1799 20 guiding an I-beam suspended by a nylon sling attached to the forks of a Loadall; I-beam made contact with overhead power line

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sic = employer's Standard Industrial Classification code

Source: OSHA Integrated Management Information System (IMIS)