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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1489625.015 - Joseph C. Mcadams

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 3


Inspection Nr: 1489625.015
Report ID: 0454713
Open Date: 08/24/2020

Site Address:
Joseph C. Mcadams
732 South Congress Boulevard
Smithville, TN 37166

Mailing Address:
119 River Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/24/2020


Close Case:09/22/2020

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1649746
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 128915.015
Event: 08/24/2020
Power Line Worker Is Electrocuted

At 12:15 p.m. on August 24, 2020, Employee #1, employed by an electrical contrac tor, was preparing to install a new power line (cable) between two utility poles . The employee threw the guide twine, used to pull the cable, toward the next p ole. The guide twine arched higher than intended and made contact with the dist ribution power lines above the employee, through which flowed 2,700 volts of ele ctric current. The electric current traveled down the guide twine to Employee # 1, who was electrocuted.

Keywords:construction, contact, elec utility work, electrocuted, installing, material handling, overhead power line, power line worker, utility pole

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1489625.015 Fatality Construction laborers
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