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Accident: 100011.015 - Employee Is Shocked While Working On Power Line And Suffers

Accident: 100011.015 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 06/06/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1271759.01506/07/20174911317717199 - Portland General Electric Company
At 9:15 a.m. on June 6, 2017, an employee was replacing insulating bells on a gr ounded and de-energized electrical transmission line from an aerial basket. The employee was shocked when the grounding lanyard was dislodged from the tower fr om a nearby transmission line and struck the line that the employee was working on. The employee was heli-transported to Emanuel Hospital where he was hospital ized and treated for second degree burns on both hands and arms.
Keywords: arm, burn, electrical work, hand, power line worker, power lines, shock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Maintenance or repair   150
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1271759.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)

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