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Accident: 14635.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted By Power-Line

Accident: 14635.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 04/02/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
385603.01504/03/2012Bloom Oil Field Electric Services
At 5:15 p.m. on April 2, 2012, an employee and three coworkers with Bloom Oilfie ld Electric Service were removing a de-energized and overhead power-line. A cow orker working in a truck lift basket, cut the wire, secured the power-line to hi s basket, wrapped the cut power-line around his basket and began to lower his b asket to the ground. As the basket and power-line were being lowered, an emplo yee,working on the ground below reached up and grabbed the power-line. The co worker in the truck lift basket observed the employee contact the power-line and become frozen. Another coworker grabbed and shook the power-line, breaking the contact of the employee and the power-line. The emergency medical services wer e called and the employee was transported to a local medical facility, where the employee died from electrical shock injuries.
Keywords: electric shock, electrocuted, overhead power line, power line worker
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 385603.015 35 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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