Accident Report Detail
Accident: 200541829 - Employee Is Killed By Electrical Shock
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|312629306||01/07/2009||1623||U.S. Utility Contractor Co., Inc.|
At approximately 10: 21 a.m. on January 6, 2009, Employee #1, a foreman, and two coworkers, a lineman and a flagger, were installing a telecommunications cable that was located off the side of a road. The poles for which the cable line was being installed already were supporting three, 25 kV power lines. A messenger cable, made of galvanized steel, was being used to support the telecommunications cable being installed. As Employee #1 was elevated in a bucket truck, manually spinning the cable lashing machine, the messenger cable came in contact with the lower 25 kV power line. The messenger cable and the cable lashing machine attached to it became energized causing Employee #1 to receive an electric shock. Emergency services were contacted and CPR was performed until the emergency responders' arrival. He was taken to Brownsville Area Hospital, where he was determined dead.
|End Use||Proj Type||Proj Cost||Stories||NonBldgHt||Fatality|
|Highway, road, street||New project or new addition||Under $50,000||X|
|1||312629306||Fatality||Electric Shock||Occupation not reported||FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire