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Accident: 202626586 - Employee Is Electrocuted From Contact With Cutout Fuse

Accident: 202626586 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 07/20/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31533252807/20/20111731Davis H Elliot Company Incorporated
On July 20, 2011, Employee #1 was working as a lineman. Employee #1 climbed an electrical distribution pole, and was wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment as indicated in the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) C2-2007. Employee #1 reached his designated working position and shifted his weight on the pole in order to pull up the insulating blanket from below. Employee #1's back right shoulder blade made contact with the high side of a cutout fuse (also called a "stinger") just behind his insulating arm protector. The cutout fuse was energized at 7,600 volts. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: elec protect equip, cutout switch, power line worker, electrocuted, elec utility work
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315332528 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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