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Accident: 201105699 - Employee Injured In Fall While Repairing Transformer

Accident: 201105699 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 10/07/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12572194410/20/20041623Pacific Gas & Electric Co
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on October 7, 2004, Employee #1 was part of a three-person crew engaged in repairing and installing a transformer on a power pole. He was free-climbing the riser pole so he could close in a "cut out" to energize a circuit to the transformer. Employee #1 had reached a height of approximately 27 ft and was near a phone line when he fell to the pavement. He sustained serious injuries that required hospitalization. Employee #1 was wearing all required ppe, including a lanyard, climbers, hard hat & gloves. He later indicated that a "cut out" may have contributed to his fall.
Keywords: repair, cutout switch, power line worker, construction, elec utility work, fall, transformer, utility pole
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 27
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125721944 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:27
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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