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Accident: 77043.015 - Employee Electrocuted When Pole Touches Energized Power Line

Accident: 77043.015 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 03/25/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1049300.01503/26/2015Penny Newman Grain Company
At 3:00 p.m. on March 25, 2015, an employee had parked the employer's feed tank truck underneath energized primary and secondary conductors. The conductors were between 13 to 19 feet in height. The employee was stirring calf feed inside the tank using a 10 foot metal pole when contact was made with the energized voltage lines overhead. The employee made contact with the energized conductor with a 11 foot metal pole and was killed from electrical shock.
Keywords: voltage backfeed, electric shock, power lines
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1049300.015 51 M Fatality Electric Shock

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