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Inspection: 100920198 - Farmer'S Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Kansas City

Nr: 100920198Report ID: 0728500Open Date: 04/17/1989

Farmer'S Electric Cooperative, Inc.
3 Miles N On Highway 65
Chillicothe, MO 64601
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
Mailing: Highway 36 East, Box 680, Chillicothe, MO 64601

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/18/1989
Close Case:05/10/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360354120    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14505598Event: 04/13/1989Fall - Utility Pole Fell Due To Loss Of Guy
A CREW OF EMPLOYEES FOR A COOPERATIVE ELECTRIC SERVICE COMPANY WAS REPLACING A POLE AND UPGRADING A SERVICE. ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES, WHO HAD WORKED FOR THE COOPERATIVE FOR 21 YEARS, CLIMBED THE POLE TO ASSIST ANOTHER EMPLOYEE WHO WAS WORKING FROM AN AERIAL LIFT. THE EMPLOYEE IN THE AERIAL LIFT WAS REMOVING THE SERVICE CONDUCTORS FROM THE POLE. WHEN THE SERVICE CONDUCTORS WERE REMOVED, AN ANCHOR ROD PULLED OUT, AND THE POLE FELL TO THE GROUND. THE EMPLOYEE ON THE POLE FELL WITH IT. THE POLE LANDED ON HIS CHEST. THE EMPLOYEE, WHO HIT HIS HEAD ON THE CONCRETE DRIVE AS HE LANDED, DIED OF HIS INJURIES.
Keywords: head, overhead power line, power line worker, guy, elec utility work, fall, utility pole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 100920198 Fatality Other Electrical power installers and repairers

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