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Accident: 200643674 - Employee Electrocuted During Power Line Work

Accident: 200643674 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 01/11/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30979076401/11/20071731High Plains Electric Inc.
On January 11, 2007, Employee #1, a foreman and electrical lineman, was in an insulated bucket changing service to a customer from a two-phase to a three-phase, 7,200-volt AC. In the process, he contacted both the hot line and the neutral line. Employee #1 was electrocuted. At the time of the accident, he was not wearing any PPE, which was found in his truck. Employee #1 was an experienced electrical lineman and had worked in this business for his entire career.
Keywords: elec protect equip, derrick truck, overhead power line, power line worker, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction, elec utility work
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 50 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309790764 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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