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Accident: 200774529 - Employee Contact Electric Power Source And Receives Burns

Accident: 200774529 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 03/14/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30977708403/14/20064911National Grid
On March 14, 2006, Employee #1, the crew leader, and coworkers were replacing a guy on a utility pole as part of a repair operation. After replacing the guy, Employee #1 observed that a transformer bracket had a gap between the transformer and the pole. Employee #1 elevated himself in the bucket truck to tighten the bolt and secured the transformer with an impact wrench. While Employee #1 was tightening the transformer, a porcelain cut out sheared. He contacted an electric power source and received severe burns. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center where he received treatment for the burns and was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, wrench, truck, transformer, bucket elevator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309777084 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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