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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1264838.015 - Keps Technologies, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo

Nr: 1264838.015Report ID: 0524700Open Date: 09/15/2017

Keps Technologies, Inc.
29781 Oregon Rd.
Perrysburg, OH 43551
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 1800 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI 48906

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/15/2017
Close Case:01/22/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1264107    
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 99136.015Event: 09/15/2017Employee Installing Optical Fiber Cable On Electric Utility
At approximately 12:45 p.m. on September 15, 2017, Employee #1 was installing optical fiber cable on existing electric utility poles. He was tasked with the installation of a new fiber optic cable along the horizontal communication zone of the electric utility's supply poles. Employee #1 used a mounted rotating platform on a vehicle that was positioned along a roadside. As he pulled or jigged the fiber optic cable from a stationary position through a three-hole clamp mounted on the cable's strand line near the pole, the pole's guy-wire became energized after contacting a 7,200 volt supply conductor. With energization of the guy-wire and his hand on the grounded fiber optic strand line, he completed a circuit to ground that caused him to receive severe electric shock and burns. Employee #1 was transported to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and died.
Keywords: burn, elevated work platform, electric shock, optical fiber cable, overhead power line, installing, electrical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1264838.015 Fatality Electric Shock Telecomm: Line Installers And Repairers

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