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Accident: 103140.015 - Power Line Worker Incurs Electric Shock And Burn

Accident: 103140.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 02/13/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1295279.01502/14/2018Pike Electric, Llc
At 12:30 p.m. on February 13, 2018, Employee #1, employed by an electrical services company, was working from an aerial lift and engaged in maintenance work on an energized high voltage power line. Employee #1 sustained an electric shock and burn. Employee #1 was wearing the appropriate rubber and leather gloves, but the gloves were found to have holes in the left thumb after the incident. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for second degree electric burns to his left thumb, left leg near the ankle, and left thigh.
Keywords: power line worker, burn, elec utility work, electrician, leg, power lines, glove, electric shock, construction, thumb, ppe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Alteration or rehabilitation  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1295279.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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