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Accident: 200625515 - Employees Are Injured By Arc Flash

Accident: 200625515 -- Report ID: 0454716 -- Event Date: 09/21/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31392792310/12/20091623Pike Energy Solutions
On September 21, 2009, Employees #1 and #2 were relocating power lines from a 35 ft pole to an adjacent 40 ft pole. While using a hydraulic tool to crimp an attachment to a jumper wire, the tool bridged the opening between the energized jumper and a grounded metal control arm on the pole. An electrical arc explosion occurred, burning both employees. Employee #2 was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, power line worker, electrician, lockout, hydraulic tool
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Other Under $50,000 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313927923 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Other
2 313927923 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Other

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