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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 134533.015 Event: 03/29/2021Employee Is Electrocuted By Energized Electrical Service Lin
At 5:33 p.m. on March 29, 2021, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a power line construction company, were working outside a residence. They were assigned to install a de-energized 7,300 kilovolt secondary electrical service line at a height of approximately 25 feet. Employee #1, working from an insulated bucket , was preparing the line. His coworker, working from a second bucket, went down to ground level to retrieve two electrical hot sticks. As the coworker was goi ng back up to assist Employee #1, he saw a flash of light and ducked into his bu cket. Upon looking up, the coworker observed Employee #1 hanging over the bucke t, his body all in smoke. Employee #1 either made contact with or came in close proximity to the energized electrical line. He was killed by electrocution, ha ving sustained a severe electric shock and burns to his head, face, chest, arms, and abdominal area.
Keywords: abdomen, aerial lift, arm, bucket , burn, chest, elec insulation, electric arc, electric current, electrical work, electrician, electrocuted, energized, face, head, installing, personnel cage, residential construction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1523278.015 Fatality Electrical Power-Line

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