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Accident: 202491718 - Lineman Twists Ankle While Working On Pole

Accident: 202491718 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 06/20/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12582750106/22/20111731United Power Contractors, Inc
On June 20, 2011, Employee #1, a 34-year-old male, and Employee #2, a 36-year-old male with United Power Contractors Inc., an Electrical contractor, were replacing old power poles with new poles. Employee #1 was placing a power line on an insulator when the top of the insulator broke and fell to the ground. The falling line brushed against another power line, causing sparks which started a brush fire. Employee #1, who was on the power poles twisted his knee and was sent to the hospital. Employee #2 complained of heat-related problems and was sent to the hospital for observation. Both employees were treated and released.
Keywords: heat, electric cable, electrician, electrical work, elec utility work, spark, heat exhaustion, ankle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 100
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125827501 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile
2 125827501 Non Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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