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Accident: 170206312 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 170206312 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 10/26/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11184637410/30/19911731Hawkeye Construction
A supervisor for an electrical contractor had access to a switchyard belonging to an electric utility. One weekend, on his own time (he was not working), he entered the switchyard and went to a capacitor section. This section of the switchyard was fenced off separately because of low exposed energized conductors. The supervisor, who was alone at the time, started removing some plants without the permission of the electric utility. The supervisor was found dead the following Monday. He had contacted a 69-kilovolt conductor with the upper part of his left arm and had been electrocuted.
Keywords: electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, capacitor, e ptd, substation, elec utility work
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111846374 Fatality Electric Shock Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.

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