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Accident: 200450500 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Overhead Line

Accident: 200450500 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 08/24/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30033430708/25/19981623Weeks Construction Co.
A power line worker was working from an aerial lift, taking the slack out of a 7200-volt overhead power line that had been moved from an old utility pole to a new one. When the employee was finished pulling the slack out of the line, it had formed a loop in front of him. When the employee cut the loop, one end hit one side of his body, and the other end hit the other side. He was electrocuted.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, restraining device, elec utility work, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300334307 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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