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Accident: 202086351 - Employee Is Electrocuted While Changing Electrical Wave Trap

Accident: 202086351 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 05/07/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30511857205/07/20034931Vaughn Industries Llc
On May 7, 2003, Employee #1 and a coworker were changing out a wave trap at an electrical switching yard. They were working in the basket of a 50 ft articulating boom lift. Employee #1 disconnected a ground strap from the ground side without PPE and a hot stick. The other end of the grounding strap was connected to a phase line with induced voltage from the 345,000 volt overhead lines. Employee #1 was electrocuted as a result of his contact with the energized ground strap.
Keywords: boom truck, electric switch, electrocuted, electric shock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305118572 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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