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Accident: 200010338 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Conductor

Accident: 200010338 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 03/06/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10328579703/07/19974911Union Electric Company
A power line worker was reconnecting the first phase conductor on a three-phase 34-kilovolt power line. The line had been disconnected for testing following a fault on the line the night before. The employee was not wearing rubber insulating gloves. All three phase conductors were tested, and employees got what was believed to be a false alarm on the third phase. He retested and believed the lines to be deenergized. However, the line was still energized by stored charge in capacitors on the line. The testing equipment did not recognize or test for static charge. The employee was electrocuted when he touched the phase conductor.
Keywords: elec protect equip, protective grounding, electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, capacitor, e ptd, elec utility work, electric conductor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103285797 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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