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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 104616859 - Nevada Power Company

Inspection Information - Office: Nevada Las Vegas

Nr: 104616859Report ID: 0953220Open Date: 04/05/1988

Nevada Power Company
Tower #248/3, 3 1/2 Mi S Of Lake Mead Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89115
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
Mailing: P O Box 230, Las Vegas, NV 89151

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/05/1988
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/05/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 968081Event: 04/05/1988Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts
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
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104616859 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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