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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 15305873 - M B Haynes Corp Pole Line Division

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 15305873Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 06/30/1986

M B Haynes Corp Pole Line Division
Jonathan Creek Road
Waynesville, NC 28786
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: P O Box 1250, Asheville, NC 28802

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/03/1986
Close Case:07/03/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14251300Event: 06/30/1986Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Guy
Two employees on the ground were fitting guys for a new utility pole supporting a 13-kilovolt overhead power line. One of the employees was operating a chain hoist connected to the lower guy and was jacking the pole in position, as the other employee plumbed the pole. One of the power line conductors had a temporary tie at the insulator on top of the new pole. As the pole was being aligned, the temporary tie broke and the energized line fell under the insulator, contacting the pole butt ground. This energized the guy, which was connected to the ground wire, resulting in electric shock and burns to the employee holding the guy. The other worker had cut and was moving another guy into position, bringing it around the base of the pole being worked. This guy contacted the base of the pole and the energized pole butt ground, electrocuting the second employee.
Keywords: burn, overhead power line, electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, guy, elec utility work, electric shock, utility pole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 15305873 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers
2 15305873 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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