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Accident: 200677615 - Employee Is Electrocuted While Replacing Lines

Accident: 200677615 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 02/15/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31215387702/15/20094911Florida Power & Light Company
At approximately 5:40 a.m. on February 15, 2009, an employee was working from the bucket of an Altec aerial boom truck replacing secondary lines and transformers onto a new utility pole. The employee was working with a coworker, who was working from a different bucket installing the equipment on the other side of the utility pole. After the installation was completed, both the employee and the coworker were lowering the baskets to the ground level in order to remove the old transformers that had been replaced. As the employee was lowering the bucket, he reversed direction and returned to the upper portion of the utility pole where the switch for the primary line was located. The employee made contact with the energized switch and he suffered an electrocution. There were no contributing weather variables; it was clear and dry. The employee was killed.
Keywords: boom, electrician, electrocuted, truck, struck by, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312153877 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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