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Accident: 78179.015 - Employee Touches Overhead Power Line From Bucket Truck And I

Accident: 78179.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 07/10/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1078576.01507/10/2015Morgan County Rural Electric Association
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on July 10, 2015, Employee #1 was tightening a bolt on the backside of a porcelain insulator of an overhead power line from within t he bucket of his service truck. As he worked, his face touched a one phase of th e energized side of a switch contact that was located at head level while his el bow was touching the grounded structure. The voltage was 7.2 kV, phase to ground . The electricity went through his body and electrocuted him.
Keywords: electrical, electrocuted, elevated work platform, lockout/tagout, power lines
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1078576.015 56 M Fatality Electrical Power-Line

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