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Accident: 200771418 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 200771418 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 09/25/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30380812509/26/20011623Mass Electric
A power line worker was assigned to check on a power outage. He noticed that a 15-kilovolt cutout on a utility pole needed to be replaced. An energized part of the cutout was sitting on a transformer. The employee decided to remove the blown out part before covering up other live parts to remove the immediate hazard. As he removed this part, he apparently contacted energized parts and received an electric shock. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: elec protect equip, overhead power line, electrical, cutout switch, power line worker, e ptd, elec utility work, electric shock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303808125 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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