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Accident: 781765 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Load Line

Accident: 781765 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 08/20/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12381865008/24/19924911Licking Valley Recc
A POWER LINE CREW FOR AN ELECTRIC UTILITY WAS INSTALLING A UTILITY POLE TO SUPPORT AN OVERHEAD POWER LINE. THE POLE, WHICH HAD A GROUND WIRE ON IT, WAS BEING HANDLED BY A DERRICK TRUCK, AND A POWER LINE WORKER WAS HOLDING ONTO ONE END OF THE POLE. NO RUBBER LINE HOSE OR PLASTIC GUARD EQUIPMENT WAS BEING USED OVER THE POWER LINE, NOR WAS THE POWER LINE WORKER USING ELECTRICAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. THE POLE SWUNG AROUND AND CAUSED THE LOAD LINE TO CONTACT THE 7200-VOLT PRIMARY CONDUCTOR AND THE NEUTRAL CONDUCTOR. THE POWER LINE WORKER WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: derrick truck, overhead power line, electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, elec utility work, utility pole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123818650 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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