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Inspection Detail

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 Boulevardnull
Smithville, TN 37166
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Mailing: 119 River Roadnull, Hendersonville, TN 37075

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

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
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 contrac tor, 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 p ole. The guide twine arched higher than intended and made contact with the dist ribution power lines above the employee, through which flowed 2,700 volts of ele ctric current. The electric current traveled down the guide twine to Employee # 1, who was electrocuted.
Keywords: construction, contact, elec utility work, electrocuted, installing, material handling, overhead power line, power line worker, utility pole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1489625.015 Fatality Construction laborers

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