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Accident: 201177425 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Conductor

Accident: 201177425 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 03/04/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12582972103/24/20054911Pacific Corp. Dba Pacific Power & Light
On March 4, 2005, Employee #1, a journeyman lineman, was working for the electric utility Pacific Power and Light, a division of PacifiCorp. He was placing a fuse in a 12-kV line. He did not place a jumper, or ground line, on both sides of the conductor that he had cut. This omission caused a lack of continuity in the grounding system. On the utility pole above the 12-kV on which he was working was a 69-kV line, which was energized. The 69-kV line induced a voltage in the 12-kV line, and Employee #1 received an electric shock. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: fuse, overhead power line, e gi iv, electrical, potential gradient, bonding, induced current, elec utility work, electric shock, utility pole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125829721 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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