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Accident: 64291.015 - Power Line Worker Is Electrocuted By Contact With Energized

Accident: 64291.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 07/08/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
984022.01507/09/2014East Mississippi Electric Power Association
At 2:45 p.m. on July 8, 2014, an employee was working for an electric power dist ribution utility. He was a member of a crew of power line workers. They were tap ping into an existing overhead power line and routing a new power line to a mete r pole located approximately 270 meters (880 feet) away. The employee was conne cting overhead power lines to a transformer on a utility pole. A transformer had been installed on a dead-end pole next to the meter pole. As the employee was connecting the transformer to the new power line, the power line became energize d, at 14.4 kV. Protective grounds had not been applied. The employee was electro cuted.
Keywords: construction, e c, elec utility work, electric meter, electric shock, electrocuted, overhead power line, power line worker, protective grounding, transformer, utility pole, work rules
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line New project or new addition   28 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 984022.015 46 M Fatality Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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