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Accident: 123273211 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Tie Wire

Accident: 123273211 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 08/29/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12327321108/30/20001731The L.E. Myers Co.
Two power line workers were working from a utility pole. One of them was tying down a 7200-volt overhead power line conductor with a preformed tie wire. He was wearing rubber insulating gloves. The second employee was beneath him, putting tension on the conductor. The first employee lost his grip on the tie wire, allowing it to unwind. The tie wire hit him under his arm, and he was electrocuted.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, tie wire, e ptd, elec utility work
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Maintenance or repair $250,000 to $500,000 45 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 123273211 Fatality Electric Shock Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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