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Accident: 94163.015 - Power Line Worker Sustains Arc Flash Burns And Is Hospitaliz

Accident: 94163.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 03/20/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1219727.01503/24/2017Can-Fer Utility Services, Llc
At 11:15 a.m. on March 20, 2017, an employee was working for a contractor for el ectrical substations, overhead and underground distribution systems, and large d rilled foundations. He was doing electrical utility work. He was working from th e bucket of a derrick truck and he was taking a measurement of an electric condu ctor believed to be deenergized. For an unspecified reason, there was an electri cal fault. An arc flash or electric arc occurred. The worker sustained burns, an d he was hospitalized. The employer's representative stated that no contact was made with the power line.
Keywords: burn, construction, derrick truck, e c, elec utility work, electric arc, electric cable, electric conductor, electrical, electrical fault, power line worker
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Alteration or rehabilitation  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1219727.015 57 M Hospitalized injury

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