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Accident: 14423990 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Part

Accident: 14423990 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 06/14/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10656085706/15/19884911Union Electric Company
A POWER LINE WORKER FOR AN ELECTRIC UTILITY WAS INSTALLING A PIN FOR A NEW PHASE CONDUCTOR FOR AN OVERHEAD POWER LINE. THE EXISTING LINES AND EQUIPMENT WERE STILL ENERGIZED; HOWEVER, THE EMPLOYEE WAS NOT USING ANY ELECTRICAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, EVEN THOUGH IT HAD BEEN FURNISHED BY HIS EMPLOYER. THE WRENCH HE WAS USING SLIPPED AND CONTACTED AN ENERGIZED CUTOUT WHILE HIS OTHER HAND WAS ON THE GROUND WIRE. THE EMPLOYEE WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: elec protect equip, overhead power line, electrical, cutout switch, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, elec utility work
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106560857 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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