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Electrical-shock Prevention. Volume IV -overhead-line Contact Fatalities.

Authors
Morley-LA; Trutt-FC; Homce-GT
Source
NTIS: PB/84-102979 :116 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10007282
Abstract
This report examines the problem of indirect contact of overhead high-voltage powerlines by mining personnel. This refers to the contact of energized lines by workers through an intermediate conductor such as a metallic tool or a piece of high-reaching mobile equipment. The shock hazard by such contact has been a major cause of electrical fatalities associated with mining operations. The report is divided into three areas. The first gives a general background of overhead lines, basic characteristics, and associated hazards and describes presently used techniques and devices that attempt to alleviate the contact problem. The second area presents a detailed analysis of 39 overhead-line contact accidents in mining since 1970. The third section used the information in the first two areas to formulate recommendations to prevent these accidents and subsequent electrocutions at mining installations.
Publication Date
19820101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-102979
NTIS Price
A07
Identifying No.
OFR 177(4)-83
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB/84-102979
State
PA;
Performing Organization
Pennsylvania State Univ.
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