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Tree trimmer dies after contacting energized powerlines.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1992 Mar; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20026500
Abstract
On October 12, 1991, a 35 year-old tree trimmer was electrocuted while in the process of trimming tree branches and contacted a 7,600 volt primary electrical powerline. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. A minimum clearance of ten feet must be maintained between the worker, equipment, and energized powerlines to prevent inadvertent contact; 2. employers should develop a written employee training program in safe tree trimming techniques and electrical hazard recognition. 3. employers and employees should be aware of the dangers of drugs and substances that may impair judgment or alertness at work.
Keywords
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; Logging-workers; Forestry-workers
Publication Date
19920310
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
PB2013-104900
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-91NJ020; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088
SIC Code
NAICS-56
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health
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