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Accident: 200360089 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 200360089 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 05/10/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31636517005/10/20121731Pike Electric Corporation
On May 10, 2012, an employee of Pike Electric, LLC, was working in Elm City, NC. He was the ground worker in a repair crew. He was electrocuted when he touched an aerial lift truck that had become energized when it was mistakenly grounded to an energized conductor. The occupation code in the report, 533, is that of a "miscellaneous electrical repairer." Details in the narrative and online made it clear that the employee was almost certainly a ground worker. The occupation code for that is 869.
Keywords: overhead power line, protective grounding, electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, electrical work, e ptd, truck, elec utility work, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316365170 Fatality Electric Shock Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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