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Accident: 922336 - Fall - Snaphook Rollout

Accident: 922336 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 09/01/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10907632309/02/19934911Georgia Power Company
An employee was installing bird wire on a utility pole. Working 24 feet above the ground, he had his pole strap around the pole and hooked into the D-rings on his body belt. A snaphook on his lanyard disengaged itself from the D-ring, and the employee fell from the pole. He died of injuries he sustained in the fall.
Keywords: snaphook rollout, power line worker, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, utility pole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109076323 Fatality Other Electrical power installers and repairers

Accident: 14340061 - Fall - Snaphook Rollout

Accident: 14340061 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 08/07/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
305604108/08/19914911Duke Power Company, Customer Group
Six power line workers were replacing suspension insulators on a tower supporting a 525-kilovolt overhead power line. Two employees were on a phase conductor of the deenergized power line. Three others were on an arm of the tower. The sixth employee was working from a ladder that was suspended from the tower arm. All employees were using personal fall protection equipment, and the ladder was secured to the tower. The three employees on the tower arm took the slack out of the insulator bells so that they could remove one. The employee on the ladder, whose lanyard was tied in to the ladder, moved up two steps to get a choker to put on the insulator bells. He then descended back down the two steps. When he leaned back, the snaphook on his lanyard apparently rolled out, allowing the employee to fall 102 feet to the ground. The employee was pronounced dead of his injuries on the scene.
Keywords: snaphook rollout, ladder, lanyard, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, transmission tower
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3056041 Fatality Other Electrical power installers and repairers

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