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Accident: 68485.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted While Replacing Light Poles

Accident: 68485.015 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 10/15/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1000991.01510/15/2014K-Bar Texas Electric Inc
At 9:00 a.m. on October 15, 2014, an employee was preparing to replace light pol es. The power to the poles was not turned off prior to removing the bolts at the base of the light pole. The employee and the supervisor were removing the bolts and the pole became energized. The employee contacted the energized pole with 2 70 volt electrical current. The employee was electrocuted.
Keywords: electrical, electrocuted, protective clothing, protective grounding, utility pole
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1000991.015 22 M Fatality Electrical and electronic technicians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause:

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