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Accident: 200075463 - Lineman Is Shocked When Rod Contacts High Voltage Line

Accident: 200075463 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 08/23/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31712837908/27/20134911French Broad Electric Membership Corporation
On August 23, 2013, Employee #1, a 48-year-old lineman with French Broad Electric Membership Corporation, was working with a coworker and was weaving an aluminum armor rod onto a 7,200 volt AC energized line. Employee #1 was working from the pole, and a coworker was working from an elevated bucket. The lineman in the bucket had begun to weave his end of the armor rod around the line when the other end of the armor rod came in contact with Employee #1 working from the pole. The electricity entered Employee #1's right side and exited through his right big toe. Employee #1 was able to climb to the ground and walk to the company truck, where another coworker summoned Emergency Medical Services.
Keywords: derrick truck, overhead power line, electrical, armor rod, electrician, elec utility work, electric shock, toe, utility pole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317128379 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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