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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126500495 - Duke Power Co.

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv


Inspection Nr: 126500495
Report ID: 0454510
Open Date: 09/25/1996

Site Address:
Duke Power Co.
Lot 3, Goblet Road
Richburg, SC 29729

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/15/1996

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Close Case:10/28/1996

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362629867

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 802587
Event: 09/19/1996
Employee Impaled On Ground Rod

An electric utility employee was installing a permanent service to a new residence. Temporary power was supplied to the house through a 100-millimeter by 100-millimeter by 2.4-meter temporary pole embedded 500 millimeters in the ground. The employee dug a 500-millimeter-deep trench from the house to the temporary pole to run the underground service cable to the house. He then used a ladder to gain access to the connection on the temporary pole, leaning his weight against the trenched side. The pole fell, and the employee landed on a 1.5-meter-long galvanized steel ground rod that had been driven into the ground. He was impaled 125 millimeters into his buttocks and rectum. He was hospitalized for his injuries.

Keywords:impaled, unsecured, buttocks, electrician, ladder, elec utility work, fall, utility pole, unstable position

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126500495 Hospitalized injury Puncture Electrical and electronic technicians
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