Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 979781 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Overhead Line

Accident: 979781 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 10/24/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10815134110/26/19891731E S S Corporation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10815133310/26/19894911Trico Electric Co-Op Inc
A POWER LINE WORKER WAS WORKING FROM A UTILITY POLE ATTACHING A GROUND LINE FROM ONE NEUTRAL CONDUCTOR TO ANOTHER. HE CONTACTED A 7200-VOLT PHASE CONDUCTOR AND RECEIVED AN ELECTRIC SHOCK. HE FELL ABOUT 29 FEET TO THE GROUND. HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO A HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS TREATED FOR MULTIPLE SEVERE BURNS AND A SEPARATED SHOULDER. AS A RESULT OF HIS BURNS, HE HAD HIS RIGHT ARM AND LEG AMPUTATED; AND, AT THE TIME THE REPORT WAS MADE, THERE WAS A POSSIBILITY THAT HIS OTHER ARM WOULD HAVE TO BE AMPUTATED AS WELL.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, electric shock, burn, clothing, elec protect equip, power line worker, e ptd, elec utility work, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108151341 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers
2 108151333 Occupation Not Listed

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close