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Accident: 201623402 - Employee Is Shocked While Repairing Utility Pole

Accident: 201623402 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 02/09/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31593521302/14/20124911Central Lincoln Pud
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on February 9, 2012, Employee #1 was repairing a power utility pole, a dead end pole at a residence. He used a hot stick to open the cutout to the transformer on the pole and was waiting for the feeder line to be deenergized. At some point, he got on the high side of the transformer, before the line was deenergized, and he contacted the top of the cutout and the guy wire to the pole. Employee #1 received a shock to both hands and was severely injured. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: repair, electrical, cutout switch, lockout, guy, elec utility work, electric shock, transformer, utility pole, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315935213 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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