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Accident: 51766.015 - One Employee Killed; One Is Injured After Contacting Power L

Accident: 51766.015 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 08/29/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
936787.01508/30/2013Track Utilities Llc
At 12:18 p.m. on August 29, 2013, Employee #1 and #2 were placing wooden utility pole guard structures in the ground for the construction of supports for string ing electrical lines. Employee #2 was guiding the bottom of a wooden utility pol e that was being supported by a Nesco GT 300 with a Terex Commander 6060 digger derrick utility truck. Employee #2 lost control of the wooden utility pole caus ing the wooden utility pole to swing, with the upper portion contacting the 138, 000 volt electrical lines. Employee #1 rushed in to assist Employee #2 as the p ole was swinging, and touched the pole as it contacted the power line and receiv ed an electrical shock, killing Employee #1. Employee #2 received an electrical shock causing burns to his hands, feet and upper body. Both employees were tran sported to a local hospital by emergency services. Employee #1 was pronounced d ead and Employee #2 was transported by life flight for treatment of electrical s hock, burns and ultimate amputation.
Keywords: amputation, burn, digger/derrick, electric shock, electrical, foot, hand, power lines, struck against, utility pole
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line New project or new addition   0 0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 936787.015 21 M Fatality FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
2 936787.015 29 M Hospitalized injury Electrical Power-Line FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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