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Accident: 201523743 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Overhead Power Line

Accident: 201523743 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 02/07/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31511018902/08/20114911The United Illuminating Company
A power line worker was using a hydraulic, metal-cased drill with an auger bit to drill a hole for an insulator at the top of a utility pole. The utility pole supported a 2,700-volt overhead power line. The drill body contacted one conductor and the tip of the bit contacted another conductor, causing an electrical fault. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee. He was hospitalized with first- and second-degree burns to his face and neck.
Keywords: burn, overhead power line, electrical, power line worker, e ptd, hydraulic tool, elec utility work, neck, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315110189 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers

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