Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14214753 - Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Streetlighting Cable

Accident: 14214753 -- Report ID: 0454735 -- Event Date: 09/09/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1518017709/16/19859311Memphis Lgw-Maintenance
A THREE-PERSON CREW WAS REPAIRING A GAS LEAK. THEY DUG TWO HOLES (3 TO 4 FEET DEEP) TO LOCATE THE LEAK. IN THE PROCESS OF DIGGING THE HOLES, THEY UNCOVERED A 120-VOLT ELECTRIC POWER LINE SUPPLYING STREET LIGHTS. THE POWER LINE, WHICH WAS 12 TO 15 INCHES DEEP WAS INSTALLED, AT LEAST IN PART, IN METAL CONDUIT. OVER TIME, THE CONDUIT HAD BECOME ENERGIZED. ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES RAISED UP AND CONTACTED THE CONDUIT. AS HE WAS IN GOOD CONTACT WITH THE GROUND, HE WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: e gi iii, electrical, conduit, electric cable, electrocuted, ground fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15180177 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close