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Accident: 200645257 - Employee Is Killed By Electrical Shock

Accident: 200645257 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 02/20/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31623789002/21/20121623Win-Sons Poleline Construction
On February 20, 2012 Employee # 1 was working as an electrical utility contractor, conducting maintenance, repair, and alterations to rural electric distribution lines. Employee #1 was working from an aerial man lift bucket used to install the arresters. He had just finished making a hot connection from the top of a lightning arrestor to the field side C phase line and was in the process of moving the aerial bucket below the neutral line and the overhead energized phase lines. Employee # 1 accidental contacted the "B" phase line with his bare head when the lift's metal jib frame contacted the arrester buss bar forming an electrical connect to ground. Employee # 1 was brought down by a coworker using the lift's ground controls. Employee # 1 was transported to the hospital.
Keywords: elec protect equip, electrocuted, elec utility work, electric shock, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316237890 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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