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Accident: 201495066 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Overhead Power Line

Accident: 201495066 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 01/12/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31506889004/15/20114931P G & E
A power line crew was replacing a damaged crossarm on a utility pole. The pole supported two overhead power lines--a 70-kilovolt power line at the top and a single-phase 12-kilovolt power line about a meter lower. A power line worker on the crew had removed the 12-kilovolt conductor and neutral from the crossarm. As he swung the phase conductor to anchor it to the pole, it contacted the 70-kilovolt power line, causing an electrical fault. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, overhead power line, electrical, power line worker, e ptd, elec utility work, electrical fault, utility pole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315068890 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers

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