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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 130975.015 - Employee Is Killed While Handling Downed Power Line

Accident: 130975.015 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 11/04/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1501605.01511/06/2020871363230 - Ocm Engineering Llc

On November 4, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a power and communication line con struction company, was part of a survey team measuring telephone poles and elect rical lines for future engineering plans. The employee found a downed powerline and picked it up, but it was entangled in a tree. As the employee tried to dis entangle the line from the tree, the line became energized. The employee sustai ned an electric shock and caught fire. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords: burn, construction, contact, electric shock, electrocuted, energized, entangled, fire, measuring device, power lines, surveyor, telecom work, tree, utility pole

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1501605.015 31 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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