Out-of-State Electrician Electrocuted While Restoring Service at a Personal Residence
Kentucky Case Report: 08KY065
September 8, 2011
On a late summer day in 2008, a 29 year-old male lineman (decedent) was electrocuted while restoring service to a residence. The lineman and three other (out-of-state) employees assisted a local Kentucky power company in restoring power due to outages because of a severe wind storm. The decedent was wearing insulated electrical gloves and sleeves. He was working in an elevated bucket on a live 110 V line when he came in contact with a live wire. A witness saw the decedent shake and slump down in the bucket. The crew brought the bucket to the ground and removed the decedent from the bucket and began to administer first aid. Emergency medical services were contacted. They arrived and transported the decedent to the nearest trauma hospital where he was pronounced dead.