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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 948752 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Overhead Line

Accident: 948752 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 02/02/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30325905502/02/20001623Mastec Of North America, Inc.
A power line worker was mounting an L bracket on the crossarm of a utility pole. The bracket was going to hold to a cutout for a new transformer. As the employee was tightening the two top bolts on the bracket, he contacted the 7600-volt power line with his neck. He was electrocuted.
Keywords: elec protect equip, overhead power line, electrical, cutout switch, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, elec utility work, utility pole
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Other $250,000 to $500,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303259055 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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