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Accident: 85294.015 - Employee Makes Contact With Power Line And Is Killed

Accident: 85294.015 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 05/10/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1147451.01505/11/2016Pike Electric, Llc
At 9:30 a.m. on May 10, 2016, an employee was standing outside the electrical di gger truck. The employee and coworker were conducting maintenance on a electrica l power line, which required replacing a 30 foot electrical pole. During the pro cess of setting up a digger truck to dig a hole for the new pole. The operator of the digger truck made contact with the electrical power line which energized the truck and the employee was killed by electrocution.
Keywords: electrical, maintenance, power lines
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1147451.015 34 M Fatality Equipment Operator: Heavy

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