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Accident: 200926020 - Employee Is Electrocuted While Removing Ground Cables

Accident: 200926020 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 09/20/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31496035209/21/20101623The L E Myers Co
At approximately 3:10 p.m. on September 20, 2010, Employee #1 was on the ground, underneath six, 230-kilovolt overhead power lines, which had been grounded by ground cables. Employees in a bucket truck removed five ground cables from five lines. As Employee #1 removed the ground cable that was attached to the bucket truck and the ground cable that was attached to the sixth overhead power line, he was electrocuted and killed.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrocuted, construction, electric shock, grounding electrode, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314960352 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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