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Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1489625.015 - Joseph C. Mcadams

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 3

Nr: 1489625.015Report ID: 0454713Open Date: 08/24/2020

Joseph C. Mcadams
732 South Congress Boulevard
Smithville, TN 37166
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Mailing: 119 River Road , Hendersonville, TN 37075

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/24/2020
Close Case:09/22/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1649746    
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 128915.015Event: 08/24/2020Power Line Worker Is Electrocuted
At 12:15 p.m. on August 24, 2020, Employee #1, employed by an electrical contractor, was preparing to install a new power line (cable) between two utility poles. The employee threw the guide twine, used to pull the cable, toward the next pole. The guide twine arched higher than intended and made contact with the distribution power lines above the employee, through which flowed 2,700 volts of electric current. The electric current traveled down the guide twine to Employee #1, who was electrocuted.
Keywords: power line worker, construction, electrocuted, installing, overhead power line, material handling, elec utility work, contact, utility pole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1489625.015 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers

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