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Accident: 201633526 - Employee On Utility Pole Is Shocked

Accident: 201633526 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 04/29/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30662834805/02/20034911Portland General Electric Company
On April 29, 2003, Employee #1 was an apprentice lineman and was working on a utility pole. The high voltage power lines had been deenergized but not grounded. A voltage generated from the high voltage transmission lines above the work area was induced on the deenergized lines. When Employee #1 climbed around the cross arm with the deenergized lines, his shoulder contacted the line. He was shocked. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment of his electrical shock.
Keywords: shock, overhead power line, current leakage, elec utility work, electric shock, utility pole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306628348 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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