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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1521745.015 - 102677 - Allete Inc Dba Minnesota Power

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 1521745.015Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 03/24/2021

102677 - Allete Inc Dba Minnesota Power
21437 Cty Rd 434
Bovey, MN 55709
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 221121/Electric Bulk Power Transmission and Control
Mailing: 80 South 8th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/13/2021
Close Case:09/16/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1749703    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 134326.015Event: 03/24/2021Employee Is Killed While Working On Electrical Substation
At 12:00 a.m. on March 23, 2021, Employee #1 and his coworkers were working on r eplacing a wave trap at an electrical substation. During the process of reconnec ting the short lead to the new wave trap, the employee removed a grounding cable while trying to gain access to the short lead from the existing setup as the ne w wave trap was located at a different height and the lead was too short. Upon r emoval of the grounding cable, the employee became part of the electrical circui t and was electrocuted.
Keywords: electrocuted, grounding electrode, power line worker
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1521745.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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