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Accident: 201984465 - Employee Shocked While Installing New Power Line

Accident: 201984465 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 01/20/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30548224201/24/20031731Southwest Energy Solutions, Inc.
On January 20, 2003, Employee #1 was installing a new 14.4-kilovolt power line when contacted the line. He received an electric shock and sustained injuries that required hospitalization. Employee #1 was not wearing any form of personal protective equipment.
Keywords: clearance, installing, overhead power line, ppe, work rules, struck against, construction, elec circ part--misc, electric shock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305482242 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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