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Accident: 755231 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Overhead Line

Accident: 755231 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 07/21/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11514911407/23/19924911Gary Electric
A POWER LINE WORKER WAS WORKING FROM A UTILITY POLE, REMOVING TRANSFORMERS. WHEN HE TRIED TO LOOSEN A CONDUCTOR FROM A CUTOUT, THE CUTOUT AND SURGE ARRESTER STARTED TO MOVE. THE EMPLOYEE MOVED UP THE POLE TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM. WHEN HE REACHED UP TO STRAIGHTEN THE ASSEMBLY, HE CONTACTED AN ENERGIZED PART AND 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 115149114 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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