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Accident: 200902625 - Employee Is Electrocuted When Repairing Down Power Line

Accident: 200902625 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 08/09/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31409537308/10/20114911Georgia Power Co.
On August 9, 2011, Employee #1 and two coworkers were responding to a down power line. During a bad storm, the lightening struck and burned a conductor that fell to the ground. The crew was making the repair. Two of the employees were working from a bucket and Employee #1 was located on the ground. Employee #1 decided to lift one side of the down line and start pulling on it to determine how much line was need to attached the lines together. As he pulled on the line, the other end of the line was still attached to the power pole and contacted the jumper, electrically shocking Employee #1. He was transported to a medical center, where he was pronounced dead by electrocution.
Keywords: overhead power line, repair, power line worker, ppe, electrocuted, live-line tool
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314095373 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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