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Accident: 968081 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 968081 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 04/05/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10461685904/05/19884911Nevada Power Company
A three-person power line crew (a supervisor, a journeyman power line worker, and an apprentice) was assigned to work on a power transmission tower because of some electromagnetic interference in the area. The power line worker and the apprentice were on the tower, and the supervisor was on the ground. They were working on the highest peak on the tower, replacing hardware on the shield wire. The employees had followed all safety rules and were wearing protective clothing. They had grounded the tower with a grounding cable; however, the clamp became dislodged from tower frame. The power line worker was electrocuted by induced voltage on the shield wire or the tower.
Keywords: overhead power line, protective grounding, electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, induced current, elec utility work, transmission tower
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104616859 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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