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Accident: 201321197 - One Electrocuted, One Burned When Pole Contacts Power Line

Accident: 201321197 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 02/12/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31126915302/12/20081521Alick Smith General Contractor, Inc.
On February 12, 2008, Employees #1 and #2 were erecting a pump jack scaffold when one of the aluminum poles contacted an uninsulated #2 ACSR road phase of a 19.9-kilovolt power line that was 34 ft 11 in. off the ground. Employee #1 was electrocuted and Employee #2 sustained burns to his hands and feet, for which he was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, erection process, clearance, overhead power line, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction, metal pole, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311269153 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior cladding
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire
2 311269153 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior cladding
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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