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Accident: 605816 - Electrical Burn - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Jumper

Accident: 605816 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 01/25/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10126741701/25/19881623Floyd S. Pike Electrical Contractors, Inc.

AN EMPLOYEE WAS WORKING TO UPGRADE AN OVERHEAD POWER LINE. A NEW UTILITY POLE HAD BEEN SET, AND ALL THREE PHASES WERE RELOCATED TO THE NEW UTILITY POLE. HOWEVER, THE TRANSFORMER WAS STILL ON THE OLD UTILITY POLE. THE EMPLOYEE WAS INSTALLING A JUMPER TO CONTINUE SERVICE TO THE TRANSFORMER WHEN THE JUMPER STRUCK ANOTHER PHASE, CREATING A FLASH FIRE. THE EMPLOYEE'S CLOTHES CAUGHT FIRE, AND HE RECEIVED BURNS ON HIS BUTTOCKS AND UPPER LEG.

Keywords: burn, clothing, overhead power line, electrical, power line worker, buttocks, e ptd, elec utility work, transformer, utility pole

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101267417 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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