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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 315332528 - Davis H Elliot Company Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 1

Nr: 315332528Report ID: 0352410Open Date: 07/20/2011

Davis H Elliot Company Incorporated
498 Bay Front Road West
Deale, MD 20751
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Mailing: 673 Blue Sky Parkway, Lexington, KY 40509

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/22/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:08/25/2011
Emphasis: S:Construction (1500-1799)

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202626586Event: 07/20/2011Employee Is Electrocuted From Contact With Cutout Fuse
On July 20, 2011, Employee #1 was working as a lineman. Employee #1 climbed an electrical distribution pole, and was wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment as indicated in the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) C2-2007. Employee #1 reached his designated working position and shifted his weight on the pole in order to pull up the insulating blanket from below. Employee #1's back right shoulder blade made contact with the high side of a cutout fuse (also called a "stinger") just behind his insulating arm protector. The cutout fuse was energized at 7,600 volts. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: elec protect equip, cutout switch, power line worker, electrocuted, elec utility work
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315332528 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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