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Inspection: 317128379 - French Broad Electric Membership Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Winston-Salem

Nr: 317128379Report ID: 0453720Open Date: 08/27/2013

French Broad Electric Membership Corporation
Highway 25/70
Hot Springs, NC 28743
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
NAICS: 221122/Electric Power Distribution
Mailing: P.O. Box 9, Marshall, NC 28753

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/14/2013
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:10/14/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200075463Event: 08/23/2013Lineman Is Shocked When Rod Contacts High Voltage Line
On August 23, 2013, Employee #1, a 48-year-old lineman with French Broad Electric Membership Corporation, was working with a coworker and was weaving an aluminum armor rod onto a 7,200 volt AC energized line. Employee #1 was working from the pole, and a coworker was working from an elevated bucket. The lineman in the bucket had begun to weave his end of the armor rod around the line when the other end of the armor rod came in contact with Employee #1 working from the pole. The electricity entered Employee #1's right side and exited through his right big toe. Employee #1 was able to climb to the ground and walk to the company truck, where another coworker summoned Emergency Medical Services.
Keywords: derrick truck, overhead power line, electrical, armor rod, electrician, elec utility work, electric shock, toe, utility pole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 317128379 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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