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Accident: 134533.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted By Energized Electrical Service Lin

Accident: 134533.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 03/29/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1523278.01503/30/2021Volt Power, Llc
At 5:33 p.m. on March 29, 2021, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a power line construction company, were working outside a residence. They were assigned to install a de-energized 7,300 kilovolt secondary electrical service line at a height of approximately 25 feet. Employee #1, working from an insulated bucket , was preparing the line. His coworker, working from a second bucket, went down to ground level to retrieve two electrical hot sticks. As the coworker was goi ng back up to assist Employee #1, he saw a flash of light and ducked into his bu cket. Upon looking up, the coworker observed Employee #1 hanging over the bucke t, his body all in smoke. Employee #1 either made contact with or came in close proximity to the energized electrical line. He was killed by electrocution, ha ving sustained a severe electric shock and burns to his head, face, chest, arms, and abdominal area.
Keywords: abdomen, aerial lift, arm, bucket , burn, chest, elec insulation, electric arc, electric current, electrical work, electrician, electrocuted, energized, face, head, installing, personnel cage, residential construction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Alteration or rehabilitation   25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1523278.015 35 M Fatality Electrical Power-Line FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause:

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