Apprentice lineman dies after making contact with the secondary power lines on a utility pole.
NIOSH 1990 Dec; :1-3
On September 7, 1990, an apprentice lineman died after making contact with the secondary power lines on a utility pole. While preparing to replace the old primary wiring on the pole, the lineman was passing nylon rope around two 110 volt secondary lines when he contacted both lines simultaneously with his arms. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Personnel should comply with proper procedures when working around electrical lines in order to prevent phase-to-phase contacts, i.e., either by deenergizing the circuit and grounding it or by effective insulation. 2. Personal protective equipment should be utilized while working in the vicinity of energized power lines.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Region-2; Electric-properties; Electrical-conductivity; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-safety; Electrical-systems; Electricity; Electrocutions
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health