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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1521745.015 - 102677 - Allete Inc Dba Minnesota Power

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota


Inspection Nr: 1521745.015
Report ID: 0552700
Date Opened: 03/24/2021

Site Address:
102677 - Allete Inc Dba Minnesota Power
21437 Cty Rd 434
Bovey, MN 55709

Mailing Address:
80 South 8th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 221121/Electric Bulk Power Transmission and Control

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/13/2021


Case Closed: 09/16/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1749703
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 134326.015
Event: 03/24/2021
Employee Is Killed While Working On Electrical Substation

At 12:00 a.m. on March 23, 2021, Employee #1 and his coworkers were working on r eplacing a wave trap at an electrical substation. During the process of reconnec ting the short lead to the new wave trap, the employee removed a grounding cable while trying to gain access to the short lead from the existing setup as the ne w wave trap was located at a different height and the lead was too short. Upon r emoval of the grounding cable, the employee became part of the electrical circui t and was electrocuted.

Keywords:electrocuted, grounding electrode, power line worker

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1521745.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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