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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200604528 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Overhead Line

Accident: 200604528 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 04/28/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31429891005/03/20104911Blackwell Electric, Inc.

A power line worker employed by an electric cooperative was in an aerial lift, disconnecting a 7200-volt overhead power line. The employee apparently contacted the power line, received an electric shock, and lost consciousness. When a coworker did not get a response from the worker in the aerial lift, the coworker used the lower controls on the aerial lift to lower the injured employee. The coworker administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation and used an automated electronic defibrillator supplied by an onsite inspector from the cooperative. Emergency medical services arrived on the site and transported the injured employee to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He had been electrocuted.

Keywords: elec protect equip, overhead power line, electrical, cpr, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, elec utility work, aerial lift
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 40 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314298910 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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