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Accident: 202599841 - Employee Is Electrocuted By Power Line

Accident: 202599841 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 11/04/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31348108711/04/20091623Golden State Utility Company
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on November 4, 2009, Employee #1 was working inside the bucket of an Altec aerial device. He was installing a telecommunications line onto a joint utility pole with a high voltage line. When Employee #1 pulled the cable lasher across the strand, the strand contacted the high-voltage line and caused Employee #1 to be electrocuted and killed.
Keywords: overhead power line, telecom work, communication cable, electrocuted, construction, electric shock, utility pole
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313481087 Fatality Electric Shock Telephone line installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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