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Accident: 14493985 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Guy

Accident: 14493985 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 03/08/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
243693903/15/19881623Fitts Electrical Construction Co., Inc.
A power line worker and a ground worker were sent to install a new anchor and guy on a utility pole. The employees were instructed to deenergize the line before beginning work. However, they did not do so. They installed the anchor, and the line worker got into an insulated aerial lift with the new down guy line dangling from the bucket to ground. The line worker ascended to the work area and picked up the guy. The guy contacted the outer phase conductor of the 7200-volt-to-ground power line, electrocuting the power line worker. (The ground worker heard the arcing and used the lower controls to bring the dead employee down.)
Keywords: elec protect equip, overhead power line, electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, guy, elec utility work, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2436939 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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