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Accident: 14418321 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Bracket

Accident: 14418321 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 09/07/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10092195609/08/19891623Kansas City Power & Light Company
A POWER LINE CREW WAS PLACING NEW UTILITY POLES AND WAS MOVING A 7200-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE FROM OLD POLES TO THE NEW ONES. AN EMPLOYEE PLACED A WRENCH ON A BRACKET NEAR AN ENERGIZED TIE WIRE THAT WAS IN CONTACT WITH A PHASE CONDUCTOR BUT WAS STILL LOOSE ON BOTH ENDS. THE EMPLOYEE'S HAND WAS ONLY ABOUT 16 INCHES FROM THE CONDUCTOR. ELECTRIC CURRENT ARCED FROM THE ALUMINUM TIE WIRE TO A BRACKET THAT HE WAS TOUCHING AT TWO POINTS. THE EMPLOYEE, WHO HAD HIS RIGHT LEG ON A GROUNDED TRANSFORMER MOUNT AND WHO WAS NOT USING ANY ELECTRICAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: metal rail, overhead power line, electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, tie wire, e ptd, elec utility work, hand tool
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100921956 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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