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Accident: 14505598 - Fall - Utility Pole Fell Due To Loss Of Guy

Accident: 14505598 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 04/13/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10092019804/17/19894911Farmer'S Electric Cooperative, Inc.
A CREW OF EMPLOYEES FOR A COOPERATIVE ELECTRIC SERVICE COMPANY WAS REPLACING A POLE AND UPGRADING A SERVICE. ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES, WHO HAD WORKED FOR THE COOPERATIVE FOR 21 YEARS, CLIMBED THE POLE TO ASSIST ANOTHER EMPLOYEE WHO WAS WORKING FROM AN AERIAL LIFT. THE EMPLOYEE IN THE AERIAL LIFT WAS REMOVING THE SERVICE CONDUCTORS FROM THE POLE. WHEN THE SERVICE CONDUCTORS WERE REMOVED, AN ANCHOR ROD PULLED OUT, AND THE POLE FELL TO THE GROUND. THE EMPLOYEE ON THE POLE FELL WITH IT. THE POLE LANDED ON HIS CHEST. THE EMPLOYEE, WHO HIT HIS HEAD ON THE CONCRETE DRIVE AS HE LANDED, DIED OF HIS INJURIES.
Keywords: head, overhead power line, power line worker, guy, elec utility work, fall, utility pole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100920198 Fatality Other Electrical power installers and repairers

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