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Accident: 116744.015 - Employee Working On Electrical Transmission Line Is Electroc

Accident: 116744.015 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 05/31/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1405043.01505/31/2019Thompson Electric, Inc.
Employee #1, employed by an electrical services company, was working from an aerial lift and attempting to remove a grounding lead from an electrical transmission line. He used his gloved hands rather than the hot stick that had been provided. Employee #1 received a fatal electrical shock through his gloves.
Keywords: power line worker, ppe, construction, electrical work, electrocuted, grounding electrode, glove, electrician, electrical, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line New project or new addition   20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1405043.015 53 M Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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