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Accident: 526236 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Overhead Line

Accident: 526236 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 07/28/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10957320407/31/19954911Southeast Colorado Power Association
A two-person power line crew arrived at a site to replace a cutout on 14.4-kilovolt overhead power line. One of the employees climbed a utility pole to get to the cutout. He disconnected two jumpers and then repositioned himself above the transformers to disconnect the third jumper. He contacted the energized cutout with his hand while his foot was in contact with the pole ground. The employee was electrocuted.
Keywords: elec protect equip, overhead power line, electrical, cutout switch, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, elec utility work, utility pole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109573204 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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