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Laborer electrocuted in North Carolina, October 14, 1986.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1986 Nov; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
00174342
Abstract
A 20 year old laborer was electrocuted when the 21 foot aluminum flagpole he was installing came into contact with an overhead electric power line. He was employed by a small firm which set up and took down fairs and trade shows. Several flagpoles had already been installed before the accident occurred. Standard operating procedure calls for such poles to be carried from the truck, parallel to the ground, to the site where the pole is to be placed. The victim carried this pole in a vertical position, contacting a 7,200 volt powerline which was 20 feet 11 inches above the ground. The cause of death was listed as electrocution. Recommendations arising from this accident include the identification of electrical hazards to avoid electrical contact, and the maintenance of a clearance between work sites and powerlines. In this particular case there was a 9 foot 6 inch distance between the powerline and the fence where the flagpole was to be erected which was not deemed to be adequate.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Region-4; FACE-87-08; Electric-power-transmission-lines; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-shock; Accident-analysis; Safety-practices; Entertainment-industry; Construction-workers
Publication Date
19861124
Document Type
Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1987
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-154828
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-87-08
NIOSH Division
DSR
SIC Code
NAICS-56
Source Name
Division of Safety Research, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Morgantown, West Virginia, Report No. FACE-87-8, 3 pages
State
NC; WV
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