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Accident: 202674073 - Employee Suffers An Electrical Shock

Accident: 202674073 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 08/06/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31661009608/07/20121731Shure-Line Electrical Inc
At approximately 8:15 a.m., on August 6, 2012 Employee #1, a sub-contractor employee, arrived to repair the power line that was going to the irrigation system. Employee #1 had been sent to the seed company since he had worked there before and was most familiar with the site. Employee #1 along with another employee from the Seed Company removed the water that was in the hole since it had rained the night before. Once the water had been removed, Employee #1 had the Seed Company employee remove their lock and he applied his lock. Employee #1 then went back to the hole and verified no power was on the line. Employee #1 then proceeded to cut the lines and roll them back out of the hole and verified the wires coming from the well head. Then he verified the wire coming from "the disconnect." Employee #1 wanted to verify voltage on all three phases so he removed his lock and turned "the disconnect" back on and verified that he had all three phases and 480 volts was present across all three phases. He then went back to the disconnect and removed the fuses from the B & C phases, turned the disconnect back on, and went back to the hole to verify the A phase. Employee #1 does not remember anything that happened after that.
Keywords: electric switch, power line worker, electrician, electric shock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316610096 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electrical and electronic technicians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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