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Inspection: 107877169 - Dillard Smith Construction Company

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 3

Nr: 107877169Report ID: 0454713Open Date: 02/22/1990

Dillard Smith Construction Company
Valley Road
Whitwell, TN 37402
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: 4001 Industry Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/26/1990
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:02/26/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360286728    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14214167Event: 02/21/1990Electric Shock - Slipped Into Contact With Live Parts
A power line worker had finished installing a cutout switch on a utility pole. After he descended the pole, he saw a piece of tape on the cutout switch and decided to climb back up to remove it. As he reached the top to remove the tape, his climbers apparently cut out. The slip caused him to touch the 7200-volt contact on top of the switch with his left hand while his right hand was apparently touching a grounded guy. The employee was electrocuted. (He also fell to the ground and broke his right leg.) The employee was not wearing his rubber insulating gloves at the time of the accident.
Keywords: elec protect equip, electrical, cutout switch, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, utility pole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 107877169 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians

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