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Accident: 738989 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Overhead Line

Accident: 738989 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 05/27/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11594493605/24/19924911West Kentucky Rural Electric Coop. Corp.
A POWER LINE CREW FOR AN ELECTRIC UTILITY WAS INSTALLING A SERVICE TO A RESIDENCE. A NEW POLE HAD BEEN INSTALLED, AND THE 7200-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE HAD BEEN RAISED FROM AN OLD POLE TO A HIGHER POSITION ON THE NEW POLE. TWO POWER LINE WORKERS ENTERED THE BUCKET OF AN AERIAL LIFT TO ATTACH A GUY TO A BRACKET ON THE NEW POLE. WHILE ONE OF THEM OPERATED THE AERIAL LIFT CONTROLS, THE OTHER HELD THE GUY IN HIS LEFT HAND. THE OTHER END OF THE GUY WAS TOUCHING THE GROUND. NEITHER OF THE POWER LINE WORKERS WAS USING ELECTRICAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. THE EMPLOYEE HOLDING THE GUY TRIED TO SLIDE A LINE INSULATOR WITH HIS RIGHT HAND AND CONTACTED AN ENERGIZED PHASE CONDUCTOR. HE WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: elec protect equip, overhead power line, electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, guy, elec utility work, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115944936 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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