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Accident: 200264414 - Employee Is Electrocuted When Replacing Utility Pole

Accident: 200264414 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 03/28/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31622363503/28/20121623Utilicon Solutions, Ltd Dba Highlines Construction
On March 28, 2012, Employee #1 was working as a ground man on a crew that was replacing utility poles. The crew had just sawn a section off an old pole and was attempting to lower it to the ground. Employee #1 grabbed the butt end of the pole and swung it away from the truck so the operator could lay the pole on its side. As Employee #1 swung the butt end of the pole outward, the top of the pole contacted an energized line, electrocuting him.
Keywords: repair, power line worker, truck crane, electrocuted, electric shock, utility pole
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 50 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316223635 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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