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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200604585 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line

Accident: 200604585 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 07/15/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31430102907/15/20101731Mp Technologies, Llc

A power line worker was in an aerial lift, installing new overhead power line conductors as part of a project to upgrade an existing 12.47-kilovolt overhead power line (7.2 kilovolts to ground) to a 34.5-kilovolt line (19.9 kilovolts to ground). The employee was lifting a new conductor onto a dolly when his spotter saw an electric arc. The power line worker fell to the bottom of the aerial lift bucket, and the spotter lowered the injured employee to the ground. The employee received cardiopulmonary resuscitation on site and was airlifted to a hospital, where he died. 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 Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 40 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314301029 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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