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Accident: 200090553 - Employee Is Burned By Arc Flash, Later Dies

Accident: 200090553 -- Report ID: 0112300 -- Event Date: 08/01/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
On August 1, 2006, Employee #1, a splice service technician for Verizon, was working from a bucket truck, at a remote site in Providence, RI. Employee #1, who was the only worker at the site, was installing new fiber optic lines between two telephone poles, along a street. Electrical power lines ran between the two poles, as well as a guy to support the poles. Because of high temperatures, Employee #1 had a company-issued umbrella in the bucket to keep himself out of the sun. Apparently, Employee #1 attempted to raise the bucket, and when he did, either the work tray on the bucket or the umbrella pushed the guy up into one of the 7,800-volt electrical lines. An arc flash occurred, and Employee #1 caught on fire, sustaining severe burns to over 80 percent of his body. Approximately two weeks later, Employee #1 died from his injuries.
Keywords: electric arc, installing, overhead power line, electrical, telecom work, fire, guy, electrical fault, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307578195 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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